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Parole, Clemency, Corrections, and Pardons, Oh My! – Part Two

A service member may also request a Presidential Pardon, the highest form of clemency. Under the first Clause of Article II of the Constitution, the President has the power to grant pardons for those who commit federal offenses. The pardon means that the offense has been forgiven. However, it is important to remember that a …

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Parole, Clemency, Corrections, and Pardons, Oh My! – Part One

Some of the most popular questions we receive relate to military parole, clemency, corrections, and pardons. While not exhaustive, the following summaries should help to shed light on these crucial areas of military law. Starting with parole, this entry will then take a close look at clemency, corrections, and pardons. Our office is able to …

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The Three Categories of Courts-Martial – General

A General Court-Martial is the most serious level of military courts, above both Summary and Special Courts-Martial. It consists of a military judge, trial counsel, defense counsel, and at least five court members. As with the other Courts-Martial, enlisted accused service members may request a court composed of at least one-third enlisted personnel. Unless the …

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The Three Categories of Courts-Martial – Special

A Special Court-Martial is the intermediate court level; more serious than a Summary Court-Martial and less serious than a General Court-Martial. It consists of a military judge, defense counsel, trial counsel (prosecutor), and a minimum of three officers serving as a jury or panel of court members. An enlisted accused service member does have the …

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The Three Categories of Courts-Martial – Summary

This will be the first in a series discussing the three types of courts-martial to which service members may be subject. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) provides for three categories of courts-martial. These are (1) Summary Court-Martial, (2) Special Court-Martial, and (3) General Court-Martial. Each type of court-martial is associated with a distinctive …

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Military Physical Disability Board of Review Seeks to Improve Outreach

It is the policy of the U.S. Military Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) to allow veterans with military separation dates between 11 September 2001 and 31 December 2009 to, for medical reasons, have their file reviewed for fairness and accuracy. According to the PDBR, more than half of those re-evaluated became eligible for a …

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