Article 31 ucmj pdf

UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice » 888. Any article 31 ucmj pdf officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. Where can I find regulations regarding an NCO posting negative views of the President on Facebook.

I advised this person to think before posting, and then he quoted the Constitution and such. Negative views do not equal contemptuous. When on active duty as a JAG, I prosecuted many Marines and Sailors for snotting off about President Ronald Reagan. It sounds like you are using your personal political bias to try and ruin someone’s career.

I wonder if you will have the same sentiments when Donald Trump is elected. Specifically objecting to the policies or actions of the President wouldn’t fall under that, but insulting language or calls for his impeachment likely would. Slander is speech and libel is written speech that are false and defamatory. Saying the President has been divorced twice isn’t libelous.