Early this month, the military decided to hold in abeyance the general court-martial
proceedings against Trillanes pending the decision of the Supreme Court on the legality of the presntial proclamation that revoked his amnesty.
* Dishonorable discharge or, in the case of an officer, dismissal (both are issued only by general court-martial
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] October 26( ANI ): Indian soldier, Chandu Babulal Chohan, who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC), was pleaded guilty by General Court-Martial
(GCM) on Wednesday.
(a) The authority convening a general court-martial
court-martial, and (3) general court-martial
. (43) While the promulgated
(9) Captain von Heer was tried by general court-martial
on more than one occasion.
In today's "zero-tolerance" service, Mitchell's conviction by general court-martial
would have doomed more than his career.
More severe punishment - a general court-martial
that could have resulted in five years of confinement - was ruled out at that point.
The military could have turned to a proven method by which it conducts trials every day: the general court-martial
. Had the administration gone to Congress and adjusted the court-martial for the task at hand, it would have benefited from a system in which military lawyers are already adept.
Jenkins will be tried in a hearing of the general court-martial
, the highest-level court among three kinds of courts-martial, Shima said.
Article 19, UCMJ, "jurisdiction of special courts-martial," provides in pertinent part: "[S]pecial courts-martial have jurisdiction to try persons subject to this chapter for any noncapital offense made punishable by this chapter, and, under such regulations as the President may prescribe, for capital offenses." Rule for Courts-Martial [hereinafter R.C.M.] 201(f)(2)(C), a regulation prescribed by the President, withholds jurisdiction over mandatory capital cases from special courts-martial, but does provide for jurisdiction over non-mandatory capital offenses under two circumstances: (1) when permitted by an "officer exercising general court-martial
jurisdiction over the command which includes the accused"; and (2) when authorized by regulation by the Secretary concerned.
A general court-martial
was convened for the trial of serious offenses, including capital cases.