Which court in the federal system reviews the convictions of military personnel who have violated military law?
That would be the US COurt of Military Appeals. However, only convictions of Courts Martial are reviewed. and not automatically. The findings of the Court Martial must be appealed in order to be reviweed. Article 15's and unit level disciplinary actions are not appealable.
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Not legally. You could be charged for impersonation of a military Member, but as long as you arent wearing any distinct identifiers (ie Capbadge, or unit Slip-ons/ Eppilates, Rank, Pins, Medals & Badges, Regimental Buttons) You haven't earned and the clothing isn't a restricted item (Canadian Cadpat…) and it is legally purchased at a surplus store (for paintball, airsoft, camping) etc (MORE)
Answer . Depends on how they were discharged and whether or not they are members of the reserve. You should have a valid military ID of some type, active, retired, disability or reserve to wear a uniform. Medical discharge is entitled to wear the uniform on proper occassions.
You're not required to wear it stateside. The wear of the flag on the uniform is done for overseas deployments.
Math is used in the military for navigation (Aircraft, Ships, Tanks/Infantrymen), used for elevation and windage (deflection) when firing the artillery; math is used to compute ammunition numbers, food requests, fuel consumption, parts ordering, and other logistical operations. Math is also used in …determining how much money we earned on pay day. (MORE)
As far as the US Military goes... \n. A military members' pay depends on their pay grade. There are three different types of pay grades: 1. Enlisted (E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, all the way up through E-9), 2. Warrant Officer (WO-1 through WO-5), and 3. Officer (O-1 through O-10). Below is a link for the… military pay tables effective 1 January 2008. (MORE)
Of course! Can you imagine putting hard fighting citizens in harm's way to defend us at home, and then denying them a vote? Can't happen.
It varies depending on the mission. The actual answer would not be easy to find, as this is sensitive information.
Research the websites; and add up EACH countries Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard; plus the Reserves of each component.
A Court Martial is the court that applies military law. In the US, such courts are subject to review by higher military authority, and ultimately by the US Supreme Court.
Yes and no. All military personnel from any country are given basic training as combatants in case they need it, and on a few occasions they have needed it, but only a percentage of any military organization find themselves at "the sharp end." The rest of them do maintenance, push pencils, and load …trucks, planes, ships, which allows those at "the sharp end" to have what they need to fight.. In the US military, Quakers and other conscientious objectors have abstained from combat, but they have served as medics and other non-combat personnel. (MORE)
In the U.S. Military, the prison for military personnel is called the Brig. EDIT: Major* sentences in the military are served at USDB at Ft. Leavenworth prison in Kansas. Female inmates are sent to the Naval Consolidated Brig in San Diego, California. *Only enlisted prisoners with sentences over… five years, commissioned officers, and prisoners convicted of offenses related to national security are confined to the USDB. Enlisted prisoners with sentences under five years are housed in smaller facilities, such as the Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Knox, Kentucky or the Marine Corps Brig at Quantico, Virginia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Disciplinary_Barracks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Consolidated_Brig,_Miramar (MORE)
There apparently is no procedure for the EXPUNGING of military records, only for requesting a PARDON.. PARDON OF A MILITARY OFFENSE: If you are requesting PARDON of a court-martial conviction only, you should submit your completed petition directly to the Secretary of the military branch that had o…riginal jurisdiction in your case. (e.g.- Secretary of the Army - Secretary of the Navy - Secretary of the Air Force). Pardon of a military offense will not change the character of a military discharge. An upgrade or other change to a military discharge may only be accomplished by action of the appropriate military authorities. See: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/478249.html (MORE)
No. A General Courts-Martial is the equivalent to a felony conviction, a Special Courts-Martial is the equivalent of a misdemeanor, and a Summary Courts-Martial is a glorified Article 15 and does not appear in the criminal records, though it does affect the discharge level.
File DD Form 149 with the appropriate Board for the Correction of Military Records. Please note that if the conviction was proper, it will not likely be expunged. If you want to succeed, you should probably retain a lawyer who specializes in military law.. http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt…/forms/eforms/dd0149.pdf. ADDED: Pardon of a military offense. See also: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/478249.html If you are requesting pardon of a court-martial conviction only, you should submit your completed petition directly to the Secretary of the military department that had original jurisdiction in your case, giving all pertinent information concerning your court-martial trial and conviction. Pardon of a military offense will not change the character of a military discharge. An upgrade or other change to a military discharge may only be accomplished by action of the appropriate military authorities. To apply for a review of a military discharge, you should write to the relevant military branch. (MORE)
Yes, as long it was honorable. Depending on how long they were out they may have to go back through some form of boot camp and training.
Just to expand on my question a bit, I recentely came across a blog written by a guy in the US military. His picture showed him in full uniform and he states he is the Air Force reserve. My issue is he has some quite extreme religious views and for example calls gays 'perverts' , scientists 'stupid'… for believing in evolution, and comments on Muslims in Britain and Obama. I agree that everyone is entitled to their views but I don't think someone should be able to express views like this when representing the US military. Is he allowed to say things like this whilst dressed in uniform and represnting the military? (MORE)
No; that would be an awful lot of saluting and would cause a lot of confused civilians if you saluted everyone when walking down the street. But, at least in the Navy, the standard was to smile and return the salute if a civilian salutes you (as kids often do).
Soldiers and officers must be accountable to each other becausetrust is crucial. If a man cannot trust another in the face ofdeath, the irresponsible party must leave.
If the military personnel was died while on service, his next of kin ie his wife or parents if he was unmarried, intitle for defence pension as per the cause of death of military personnel.
The only way you can get this answered is to speak with the recruiter of the service branch you wish to join. Some branches of the military will overlook certain non-violent offenses, but it is on a case-by-case basis.
Yes and no. Yes, the federal courts can review legislation the President signs, but someone who has standing to challenge the law must file a suit first (the Supreme Court can't just pluck a bill off the President's desk and start critiquing it). In order to have standing, an individual must be pers…onally, directly and negatively affected by the law in a significant way and there must be an issue that can be remediated by a court. Not all legislation lends itself well to judicial review. (MORE)
Article III federal (constitutional) courts may nullify or overturn a law they consider unconstitutional and render it unenforceable; however, a lower court decision is likely to be appealed all the way to the US Supreme Court, the ultimate authority on constitutionality. Article III Courts … . US District Courts . US Court of International Trade . US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts . Supreme Court of the United States (MORE)
What Act prohibits Federal military personnel from acting as law enforcement officials inside the US without direct approval from the Constitution or Congress?
The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits Federal military personnel fromacting as law enforcement officials in the US. The law was passedon June 18,1878 and updated in 1981.
Yes it does, but even some federal legal issues may be litigated in state court systems. For example, a litigant may bring a sexual harrassment claim under federal law in a state court or a federal court.
Do US military personnel have the same constitutional rights in a court-martial as they do in civilian court?
US military personnel DO have Constitutional rights but in many respects the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) does not parallel the civilian court system. The two are not really comparable.
Technically, no. Realistically, it does happen. You will have to make your own decision and cross that bridge when, or if, the time ever comes.
When India was a colony of Britain, they would be colonial military personnel if they were in the Indian Army (Navy, etc.). When America was a colony of Britain, Americans were "Colonial Soldiers" under the Crown.
If a federal law is challenged in court and found to be unconstitutional, the court can nullify it and render it unenforceable . Regardless of lower court decisions, the US Supreme Court is the ultimate authority on the Constitution and makes the final determination about the constitutionality of… law. (MORE)
Most of it's covered under the Stolen Valour Act, also known as United States Code Title 18, Paragraphs 702 and 704.
Should military personnel who commit crimes on non-military property be prosecuted by local law enforcement?
Yes, absolutely. When I first enlisted in the Army, they had open posts, which operated under what was called concurrent jurisdiction. What that meant was both the federal and state authorities had jurisdiction over the post, meaning that you might do something on post which wasn't a crime under the… UCMJ, but was under state law, and you could be prosecuted by state authorities. One example given was if a soldier was to have sex with a 16 year-old. Under UCMJ, it isn't a crime - the federal age of consent is actually 16 - now, the chain of command would rip you a new one if you did, but for this hypothetical scenario, that's not being taken into account. Since it was an open post, the state also had jurisdiction, and, in that particular state (New York, as my duty station at the time was Fort Drum), the legal age of consent was 17, and the state could have prosecuted someone in that scenario. It works the other way, as well. Ontario was a popular weekend destination. The age of consent there, I was told, is 15. So a soldier might have sex with a 15 year-old in Ontario and break no Ontario law. However, the UCMJ applies to a soldier at all times and in all locations, and, if they were reported to the military police, they would be arrested and prosecuted under the UCMJ. (MORE)
Yes, military courts are under federal jurisdiction. Military courts are Article II courts in the Executive Branch of government, but the US Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over cases appealed from the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Do Military and Military Reserve personnel have to follow the same immigrations laws for green card marriages as everyone else?
To an extent! I was stationed in Korea with one of my soldiers. While he was there he married a Filipino woman. She got a military ID card and then she got a passport from the US government. She got her green card on base easily when she got back to the states.
No. There are several personnel in the military who will never see a combat tour - there are some who will never even see any overseas assignment, period.
No. In fact there was quite a crackdown on steroid use, especially with soldiers serving in the Republic of Korea, where it was much easier to acquire anabolic steroids than in the US.
Military personnel salute each other to show respect. It is also a formal military courtesy. Usually enlisted men/women salute officers first. The officers will then either return the salute or put them at ease. In the field (i.e. combat zones) you are not supposed to salute. This is because as ment…ioned above enlisted persons usually salute officers first. If a sniper or spy is watching saluting an officer would give away the fact that they are an officer and therefore they would become a ideal snipers target. If you eliminate a officer it is Both A: Bad for troop morale. And B: units have a tendancy to fall apart. Hope this helps. (MORE)
While it is possible to be waivered in under some circumstances, it's a highly unlikely thing to happen.
About a 2 year's ago while Busch was still in office, around the ending of his term the military started taking in convicted felons of all types. Sex offenders (Depending on the degree), Robbers, etc. It all depended on how old your offence was & what type. People where loosing interest in voluntari…ly joining & a draft was out of the question. Now in the year 2011 under new leadership of Obama, I hear that standards have raised again eliminating felons from a second chance at be honored over frowned upon for his/her mistakes. (MORE)
No. The only way to drink in Wisconsin when you are underage is if you are with your parents and your last names match on your IDs. Even then it is bar discretion on if they will allow it, although most places do.
That would primarily depend on whether they retired as an enlisted man, or as an officer. It would also depend on your familiarity with the individual. In general, you would just refer to them as Mr. Whatshisname, or Mrs. Whatshername. Exceptions are usually for Field Grade Officers (Major, Lieute…nant Colonel, Colonel) and General Officers (Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General). In these cases, you would use their working title: Major : Major Whatshisname (Abbreviated MAJ) Lieutenant Colonel : Colonel Whatshisname (Abbreviated LTCOL) Colonel : Colonel Whatshisname (Abbreviated COL) All general titles : General Whatshisname (Abbreviated BGEN, MGEN, LGEN, GEN) Enlisted personnel do not usually require special salutations in general. Exceptions are for those persons with whom you're personally familiar with, and those are usually only high ranking enlisted personnel including: Navy Chief Petty Officer : "Chief" Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant : "Gunny" Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant : "Master Gunny" Army/Marine Corps Sergeant (or higher) : "Sarge" Always use discretion, as some persons would rather be considered civilians, and be referred to as such. (MORE)
It works like an old-style pension, rather than a 401k. There's no explicit contributing to it. It's just part of the compensation that if you serve >=20 years and retire, you get retirement pay (which is a percentage of your last active-duty pay). Members of the military do have the option to cont…ribute to a Federal Thrift Savings Plan, which is just an Individual Retirement Account but with a higher yearly contribution limit (as with an IRA at a bank, contributions aren't taxed until withdrawal). This is unrelated to military retirement pay though; all federal employees can set up a Thrift Savings Plan. (MORE)
No. If CS tear gas is required for a mission, it is issued. Being in the military does not allow you to personally own any types of weapons which are not available to the general public.
Depending on the crime, a convict could have join a few years ago when the military was in need of man power but now so much as a speeding ticket an they might just tell you no.
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yes As Commander in Chief of the U. S. Armed Forces, the U. S. President outranks all other military officers. Even Admirals and Five-Star Generals when in the presence of the President must wait for him/her to answer their salute. I believe some Generals have had a problem with that, especially …in cases involving a President who had never donned a uniform. (MORE)
The US Government and US Military takes all complaints veryseriously, there is a US office of Government ethics. TheGovernment ethics office would follow up ethics violations plus therelevant defense agencies head ethics officials.
Are same-sex spouses of active US military personnel eligible for participation in the Quadrennial Quality of Life Review?
Not currently. However, this benefit was specifically enumerated among those cited in a February 11, 2013 memo from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that would become available to same-sex spouses of US military personnel no later than October 1, 2013, or sooner, should the 1996 Defense of Marriage… Act ("DOMA") be repealed or struck down. (MORE)
It is the Army branch of the military that issues green socks as part of the uniform. Other branches issue other colors of socks. The green is consistent with the rest of the typical green uniform issued to Army personnel.
If you are wounded while serving in the military or killed in action you can be awarded a purple heart. The President of the United States is usually the one who awards the military member or family member with the honor of the purple heart medal.
Some states that allow military personnel to apply for a military payday loan are Arizona, New Mexico and North Carolina. These loans are capped to 36% APR by the federal law.
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