a) The authority convening a general court-martial
Trial counsel CPT Shea responded when it was his turn to argue: "I believe this adds up to five convictions prior to this general court-martial
tried at a court-martial
for offenses not specifically covered through
A general court-martial
was to have thirteen members, though a lesser number could be detailed so long as the panel consisted of at least five members (and while members could be temporarily relieved for good cause, a panel could not conduct proceedings once its number fell below five sitting members).
A special court-martial
, with maximum punishment of confinement for a year, is less severe than a general court-martial
, which handles the most serious offenses, but tougher than a summary court martial, where maximum punishment is 30 days confinement.
This has affected both the established court-martial
system and military commissions (14)--an entirely distinct process from the court-martial
system with which our Court deals.
Jenkins will be tried in a hearing of the general court-martial
, the highest-level court among three kinds of courts-martial, Shima said.
judgments can be appealed both on matters of facts and law, and they fall under the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
Acting on a recommendation by three admirals who sat on the bench of the Navy Court of Inquiry, Fargo decided not to court-martial
Instead, he was tried by court-martial
in 1991 and sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
The other, the only officer in the group, faced a court-martial
in early March on charges of sodomy and fraternization.
Looking back, one can only speculate as to just how difficult it was for a nonlawyer panel president at a special court-martial
to try to interpret and apply the common-law rules of evidence.