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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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.
Under the rules of a general court-martial, Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009, could technically face up to life in prison.
Boston's trial by general court-martial was held in Hawaii from April 20-24, 1945.
a) The authority convening a general court-martial shall appoint
may be ordered by special or general court-martial as may be
One of them--William Hutton--was tried by general court-martial for aiding and abetting the escape of a counterfeiter.
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.
A general court-martial was to have thirteen members, though a lesser number could be detailed so long as the panel consisted of at least five members (and while members could be temporarily relieved for good cause, a panel could not conduct proceedings once its number fell below five sitting members).
Jenkins will be tried in a hearing of the general court-martial, the highest-level court among three kinds of courts-martial, Shima said.
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.
ROBERT MILEWSKI, a Catholic priest and former naval hospital chaplain, faces a general court-martial for indecent assault and inappropriate sexual conduct.
Robert Blum(11) recommended that all five killer team members be tried by general court-martial on charges of premeditated murder.
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