Category: Article 32

New Changes to the UCMJ

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law in December and brought new changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Most significantly, the NDAA changes legislation in rape and sexual assault cases in two main ways: Article 32 hearings will now be more closely modeled after preliminary hearings in the […]

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Understanding Article 32 Hearings

When allegations come against a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the defendant is required to attend an Article 32 hearing. This hearing serves as a way to determine if there is sufficient evidence to take the case to a court-martial. Although similar to the grand jury process, an Article 32 hearing has several key […]

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U.S. Army Officer Accused of Sex Crimes Against Officers and Civilians Blog 2012

According to ABC News a U.S. Army Officer, Brig. Gen Jeffery Sinclair was accused for sex crimes against four fellow female officers as well as a civilian. At this time he is now pending his trial, in what reports claim is to be a rare criminal hearing, specifically an Article 32 hearing. Sinclair is from Fort Bragg at the […]

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Army General Facing Charges of Adultery and Forcible Sodomy

The United States Military takes any acts of adultery and fraternization very seriously. This large group of both men and woman not only represent the country to the rest of the world, they also represent the people to the U.S. as well, and as a result, the military is called to a higher standard of excellence before […]

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