UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice


10. Punitive Articles

Any person subject to this chapter who for the purpose of avoiding work, duty, or service–

(1) feigns illness, physical disablement, mental lapse or derangement; or

(2) intentionally inflects self-injury;

shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

5 Comments for this entry

  • Casaundra Kinder

    I have been counseled for malingering however, with the above definition this does not apply to myself. I have a current diagnosis and valiad Doctor appointments. Is there anything that I can do other providing doctors documentation (which I have done)that would somehow resolve my current situation.

    • J..Reiter

      Yes, you can stop malingering or get out of the military. If you can not control yourself or are too mentally disabled to understand common instructions than the military, which is serious business, is not for you.

    • Sierra

      You can get a lawyer issued if you talk to legal about your situation, but they can’t do much until you are actually wrongfully charged under this article.

  • Red

    Go to your Area Defense Counsel. Keep MFR’s on everything and keep your documentation.

  • Red

    Go to your Area Defense Counsel.

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