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Naval Science 402 Leadership and Ethics. Senior Seminar #1 Introduction to Military Justice and Discipline. Objectives. Comprehend the purpose, scope and constitutional basis of US Navy Regulations and the UCMJ and relate these regulations to personal conduct in the military service.

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Naval science 402 leadership and ethics

Naval Science 402Leadership and Ethics

Senior Seminar #1

Introduction to Military Justice

and Discipline



  • Comprehend the purpose, scope and constitutional basis of US Navy Regulations and the UCMJ and relate these regulations to personal conduct in the military service.

  • Comprehend junior officer roles and responsibilities relative to the military justice system and be aware of the essential publications relating to military justice.



  • Know how discipline and punishment differ.

  • Know the correct requirements for using Extra Military Instruction (EMI) at the division level.*

  • Be aware of administrative methods used to maintain good discipline.

Purpose of military law

Purpose of Military Law

… to promote justice, to assist in maintaining good order and discipline in the armed forces, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the military establishment, and thereby to strengthen the national security of the United States.

- MCM 2000

Constitutional basis

Constitutional Basis

Sources of military naval law

Sources of Military / Naval Law


  • Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)

  • Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM, 2000)

  • Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN)

  • Service Regulations

    • U. S. Navy Regulations (1990)

    • SORM, Local Directives, etc.

  • Court Reviews

  • Military crimes

    Military Crimes

    • Generally have no civilian equivalent.

    • Required by military necessity for good order and discipline.

    • Examples:

      • Absence (AWOL, desertion …)

      • Offenses against authority

        • Disrespect, orders violations

      • Dereliction of duty

      • Fraternization

    Military justice

    Military Justice

    Enacted by a variety of methods:

    • Administrative

      • Counseling, Evaluations, Loss of Privileges, etc.

    • Disciplinary

      • Nonjudicial Punishment

    • Criminal Procedures

      • Courts-Martial

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    The difference between discipline and punishment

    The difference between Discipline and Punishment

    • Discipline

      • Voluntary compliance with naval standards of behavior.

      • … based on attitude; enforced by example, supervision, positive leadership.

    • Punishment

      • Failure of discipline.

      • Imposed with the objective of improving performance ( through punishing? ).

      • Legal requirements, restraints/constraints -- only the CO (or above) can impose.*

    Film clip master and commander

    Film Clip – Master and Commander

    Negative factors affecting discipline

    Negative Factors Affecting Discipline

    • Lack of interest, leadership by seniors

    • Lack of information flow to subordinates

    • Slackness in command

    • Instability in day-to-day operations

      • Frequent changes

      • Transfers

    Military court appeals process

    Military Court Appeals Process

    United States

    Supreme Court

    Court of Appeals

    (Armed Forces)

    Court of Criminal Appeals

    (Navy-Marine Corps)


    Non punitive administrative measures

    Non Punitive Administrative Measures

    • Extra Military Instruction

    • Administrative Withholding of Privileges

    • Nonpunitive Censure

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    Extra Military Instruction* JAGMAN 0103

    • Instruction imposed by officers / senior petty officers in a phase of military duty in which an individual is deficient.

    • Intended for and directed towards the correction of thatparticular deficiency.

    • Limitations

      • Conducted at a reasonable time outside normal working hours (CO must approve the after hours).

      • Max 2 hours/day, not on the member’s Sabbath.

      • Only as long as necessary.

      • Not used to deprive of liberty (not punishment).

    Rights and privileges examples



    Right to privacy

    Procedural rights

    Rights of the accused

    to know the offense

    To counsel

    To testify


    Special Liberty

    Exchange of Duty

    Special Command Programs

    Access to Base or Ship Libraries

    Base or Ship Movies


    Base Parking

    Rights and Privileges(Examples)

    Nonpunitive censure

    Nonpunitive Censure

    • Not considered punishment.

    • Issued to remedy a noted deficiency in conduct or performance of duty.

    • Contents may include the following:

      • Identification of conduct or performance of duty deficiencies

      • Direction for improvement

      • Language of admonishment

      • Identification of sources of assistance

      • Outline of corrective action

      • Consequences of failing to correct the deficiencies.


    Questions ?

    Next class the ucmj and navy regulations

    Next class – The UCMJ and Navy Regulations

    Reading Assignment

    Naval Law: pages 18 and 19

    MCM: Skim Appendix 2

    Read Section IV, Article 92

    ***Bring MCM to class***

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