Week 2 of JASOC

In this post, I discuss my second week at JASOC. Please be aware that I am publishing this based on notes I took during my time at JASOC five years ago. Consequently, I drop thoughts I formed during my entire Air Force experience into the narrative I recorded while at Read more…

Military Crimes

In this post, I discuss military crimes as a distinct system of criminal law and the general structure of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Photo by Tommy Japan is licensed under CC 2.0. The United States military has its own military justice system with its own unique criminal code. In this post, I will Read more…

The Court-Martial Process

Photo by The National Guard is licensed under CC 2.0.  The court-martial process is governed by stringent rules that must be carefully followed. Processes are in place to ensure that the rights of the accused are properly protected, and so failure to adhere to these safeguards can have significant adverse consequences. Beginning the Court-Martial Read more…

Unlawful Command Influence

In this post, I discuss unlawful command influence and the issue it poses for the military justice system. Photo by Cliff is licensed under CC 2.0.  Because of the tremendous amount of influence commanders wield within the military, creating a fair system of courts-martial would be impossible without carefully crafted rules prohibiting Read more…