MilReg AR 27-10 Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Army regulation AR 27-10 MILITARY JUSTICE?
The purpose of AR 27-10 is to establish policies, procedures, and responsibilities for administering military justice for the Army.

Who does Army regulation AR 27-10 apply to?
AR 27-10 applies to all members of the Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve, unless exempted by legal circumstances.

How does Army regulation AR 27-10 define military justice?
Military justice is defined as the administration of disciplinary actions, including courts-martial, nonjudicial punishment, and other actions necessary to enforce good order and discipline within the Army.

What is a court-martial under Army regulation AR 27-10?
A court-martial is a legal proceeding where military personnel are tried for serious offenses against the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). It is a formal process with specific rules and procedures.

What is nonjudicial punishment (NJP) under Army regulation AR 27-10?
Nonjudicial punishment is a form of disciplinary action that allows commanders to address and correct minor misconduct without resorting to a court-martial. Examples include extra duties, reduction in rank, or restriction.

What are the rights of an accused under Army regulation AR 27-10?
An accused has several rights under AR 27-10, including the right to remain silent, the right to counsel, the right to confront witnesses, and the right to present evidence in their defense.

Can an accused appeal the decision of a court-martial under Army regulation AR 27-10?
Yes, an accused can appeal the findings and /or sentence of a court-martial to the appropriate Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) and, in some cases, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF).

What is the standard of proof for conviction in a court-martial under Army regulation AR 27-10?
The standard of proof in a court-martial is beyond a reasonable doubt, which means that the evidence must be sufficient to firmly convince a reasonable person of the accused's guilt.

Can an enlisted soldier refuse nonjudicial punishment under Army regulation AR 27-10?
Enlisted soldiers do not have the authority to refuse nonjudicial punishment. However, they have the right to request a trial by court-martial if they believe they are innocent or if the punishment is unjust.

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