There’s a new issue of the Navy’s JAG Magazine (or, as I like to call it, JAGMAG) online here.  We military justice wonks will be particularly interested in LCDR Stacia Gawronski of Code 20’s article on recent amendments to Military Rule of Evidence 609, which is available here.  The article is accompanied by an interesting sidebar explaining that there’s no such thing as a Captain’s Mast resulting in “no punishment.”  In such a situation, the charges must be dismissed.  The sidebar indicates that the Bureau of the Navy won’t accept a record of a Captain’s Mast indicating that the Sailor committed an offense but received no punishment.  Is the rule the same in the other armed forces?

4 Responses to “New issue of JAG Magazine online”

  1. John Baker says:

    It’s the same in the Corps — if no punishment is imposed, there’s no NJP.

  2. John O'Connor says:

    Yep, that’s what the “P” in NJP stands for.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I dont think there is any problem in the Army with getting an Article 15 with no punishment.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Two issues – what if someone is punished, but its all suspended and the young nearly a miscreant, is a good soldier, sailor, airman or marine? Not an Art 15?

    OK…such a thing appears in court – in a local record or mentioned in an evaluation or mentioned by a witness??