AR 27–10

Military Justice

This major revision, dated 3 October 2011–

o Modifies requirements for DA Forms 2627, 2627-1, and 2627-2 (figs 3-1 through 3-3).

o Clarifies that a commander imposing nonjudicial punishment, or a successor in command, may later set aside some or all of the findings (para 3-28).

o Provides when DA Form 2627 (Record of Proceedings under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice) will remain in a Soldier’s local file notwithstanding deployment or redeployment (para 3-37).

o Establishes availability criteria for judge advocates to serve as individual military counsel (paras 5-7 and 6-10).

o Authorizes the use of video teleconferencing technology for certain portions of trials by court-martial (paras 5-21 and 5-22).

o Clarifies that a military judge will be detailed to each special courtmartial, unless prohibited by military exigencies (para 5-28).

o Provides for judge advocate personnel to download Official Military Personnel Files for use at courts-martial or administrative proceedings (para 5-29).

o Clarifies that the Army Discharge Review Board does not have authority to review discharges adjudged by a general court-martial (para 5-39).

o Mandates when an accused receives a paper record of trial (para 5-45).

o Allows Rule for Court-Martial 1112(a) review of a Record of Trail record by a judge advocate not assigned to the convening authority’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (para 5-46).

o Clarifies oversight of defense counsel regardless of their unit of assignment (paras 6-3 through 6-5, and 6-8).

o Specifies support provided to military judges (para 7-7).

o Expands protective measures for victims and witnesses (para 11-3).

o Establishes criteria under which approved punitive discharges are selfexecuting upon completion of appellate review (para 11-6).

o Incorporates by reference the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals Internal Rules of Practice and Procedure (para 12-7).

o Updates procedures for the monthly Military Justice Report (chap 14).

o Requires written travel order requests for overseas witnesses (para 17-22).

o Provides for interim responses to UCMJ, Article 138 complaints (para 19-7).

o Clarifies when retired reserve component Soldiers can be recalled to active duty, under Uniform Code of Military Justice procedures (para 20-5).

o Updates special court-martial convening authority in the reserve component (para 20-8).

o Establishes the Defense Counsel Assistance Program (chap 22).

o Updates listing of offenses requiring sex offender registration (para 24-2).

o Adds requirements on court reporters (paras 25-5 through 25-7 and 25-10).

o Implements guidance on jurisdiction over civilians (chap 27).

o Updates military justice areas of responsibility (para E-3 and table E-1).

o Adds an internal control checklist (app G).

o Makes administrative changes (throughout).

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