UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice

887. ARTICLE 87. MISSING MOVEMENT

10. Punitive Articles

Any person subject to this chapter who through neglect or design misses the movement of a ship, aircraft, or unit with which he is required in the course of duty to move shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.


4 Comments for this entry

  • Tim

    Can you receive missing ships movement from the shipyard back to the piers??

  • Tim

    I missed my ship moving from the shipyard in Norfolk back to the D and S Piers. Was written up for missing ships movement, isn’t that a stretch??

    • SMSgt

      Just my opinion, but as a supervisor, I have to say that if one of my troops was required to be present and they missed it, I would have written them up for the same. The distance is not entirely the issue; its the fact that the member did not make it as they were directed to do. Of course, if the travel distance had been longer, the punishment would have been more severe.

  • Allen

    This article covers the failure of a person to move with the unit, ship, or aircraft that he is assigned to. These charges may be filed against the person if the movement involved a change in location over a substantial distance and substantial time. For example, if the person has failed to report when his ship is moved from one berth to another, or his unit moves from one barracks to another he cannot be charged under this punitive article.

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