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Friday, August 10, 2018

“N-Hunting” Comment Leaves New Reservist Job-Hunting

Q: Can a new reservist be released only days after enlistment?

There are certain standards of conduct expected of all members of the military. When the service member falls short of those standards, they may be subject to a wide variety of disciplinary actions. The particular action taken and any consequences will depend upon the alleged transgression.


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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Navy May Charge Ship Captains in Deaths of Their Own Sailors


Can a Naval commanding officer be held criminally-responsible for failed “operational decisions” that result in a sailor’s death

Court-martial defense attorneys may be gearing up to fight a battle the military justice system very rarely sees within the Navy--criminally negligent homicide charges against commanding officers. To put it in perspective, only two commanding officers have faced and been convicted at court-martial for “failed operational decisions” in the past 40 years-- and the last of those convictions was 30 years ago.

Generally, commanding officers are not criminally court-martialed, but rather face military administrative action for non-criminal misconduct charges.
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