CAAF invalidates Army Reg’s prohibition against certain staff corps’ officers sitting on courts-martial
In United States v. Bartlett, __ M.J. ___, No. 07-0636/AR (C.A.A.F. July 7, 2008), CAAF invalidated a portion of Army Reg. 27-10 that apparently prohibited members of the Medical Corps, Medical Specialist Corps, Army Nurse Corps, Dental Corps, Chaplain Corps, and Veterinary Corps, as well as those detailed to Inspector General duty, from serving as court-martial members.
But CAAF held that the erroneous limitation on the discretion of the convening authority in selecting members of LTC Bartlett’s panel was harmless.