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*FM 27-1

Field Manual 27-1

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 13 January 1992

 

FM 27-1

LEGAL GUIDE FOR COMMANDERS

Table of Contents


Preface

PART ONE - MILITARY JUSTICE

Chapter 1 - Military Criminal Law

Sources of Authority

Role of Commanders

Rights of Soldiers

Chapter 2 - The Court-Martial System

Procedure

Types of Courts-Martial

Disposition

Review and Appeal

Chapter 3 - The Preliminary Investigation

Report of Offense

Statements of Suspects and Witnesses

Lawful Searches and Seizures

Cooperation with Police Investigators

Preservation of Physical Evidence

Pretrial Confinement

Chapter 4 - Nonjudicial Punishment

Provisions of UCMJ, Article 15

Authority to Impose an Article 15

Conduct of an Article 15

Chapter 5 - Case Disposition

Preliminary Considerations

Preparation of Charges

Recommendations for Court-Martial

Rehabilitation

PART TWO - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Chapter 6 - Administrative Separations

Reasons for Separations

Types of Separations

Chapter 7 - Nonpunitive Disciplinary Measures

Guidelines for Corrective Actions

Types of Adverse Administrative Actions

Chapter 8 - Investigations

Methods

Boards

Claims

Line of Duty Determinations

PART THREE - RESPONSIBILITIES, RIGHTS, AND RESTRICTIONS

Chapter 9 - Commanders' Responsibilities

Advising Soldiers

Resolving Complaints Under UCMJ, Article 138

Disposing of Personal Property

Controlling Publications

Chapter 10 - Soldiers' Rights, Responsibilities, and Restrictions

Rights

Responsibilities

Restrictions

Appendix A - Search Affidavit

Appendix B - Written Search Authorization

Appendix C - DD Form 458, Charge Sheet

Glossary

References

Authorization Letter


DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes FM 27-1, 12 June 1987.



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