The Coast Guard Court has issued a decision emphasizing the important of military judges carefully explaining on the record how they are crediting the accused for a prior NJP dealing with the same misconduct for which the accused was convicted at court-martial. The military judge whose explanation the Coast Guard Court found unsatisfactory? Judge Judge.
United States v. Gormley, __ M.J. ___, No. 1230 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. 31 Jan. 2007).