general court-martial


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general court-martial

n.
A court-martial concerned with the most serious military offenses and having the authority to impose the most serious punishments.
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Bailey, since he expressed much the same opinion some twenty years earlier after successfully defending Captain Ernest Medina at a 1971 general court-martial that acquitted Medina of all charges related to the My Lai massacre.
Ensign Chester Nimitz's conviction by general court-martial for dereliction of duty occurred at the beginning of his illustrious career, but, although it placed a bump therein, this setback obviously did not prevent him from ultimately becoming admiral of the Navy.
The record of trial is not clear why it took nearly four months for the War Department to publish General Court-Martial Orders ordering the hanging of PVT Thomas to occur, but they were published on July 1 1, 1945.
One of them--William Hutton--was tried by general court-martial for aiding and abetting the escape of a counterfeiter.
Implementing this statutory authority, Rule for Courts-Martial 1003(b)(10) (2008) provides that, "in cases tried under the law of war, a general court-martial may adjudge any punishment not prohibited by the law of war.
If the president appointed a general court-martial, Wiener said, it would still be subject to the provisions of the Articles of War.
But in two months the officer will face a General Court-Martial - the highest military court in Britain - which has the power to inflict heavy prison sentences.
ROBERT MILEWSKI, a Catholic priest and former naval hospital chaplain, faces a general court-martial for indecent assault and inappropriate sexual conduct.
A Marine accused of stealing seven blocks of C-4 explosives from Camp Pendleton has pleaded guilty in a general court-martial, officials said Thursday.
For more serious offences, a District or General court-martial was needed.
Once out of the line, a Field General Court-Martial was convened.
The minimum number of panel members necessary to create a quorum at a general court-martial is five, at a special it is three, while summary courts-martial are presided over by one officer.
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