UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice

937. ARTICLE 137. ARTICLES TO BE EXPLAINED.

11. Miscellaneous Provisions

(a) (1) The sections of this title (articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) specified in paragraph (3) shall be carefully explained to each enlisted member at the time of (or within six days after)–

(A) the member’s initial entrance on active duty; or

(B) the member’s initial entrance into a duty status with a reserve component.

(2) Such sections (articles) shall be explained again–

(A) after the member has completed six months of active duty or, in the case of a member of a reserve component, after the member has completed basic or recruiting training; and

(B) at the time when the member reenlists.

(3) This subsection applies with respect to sections 802, 803, 807- 815, 825, 827, 831, 837, 838, 855, 877-934, and 937-939 of this title (articles 2, 3, 7-15, 25, 27, 31, 38, 55, 77-134, and 137-139).

(b) The text of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and of the regulations prescribed by the President under such Code shall be made available to a member on active duty or to a member of a reserve component, upon request by the member, for the member’s personal examination.


2 Comments for this entry

  • TH

    Who is supposed to carefully explain all of the mentioned Articles in the section? I have been in over 7 years, and to my knowledge have never had anyone sit down and carefully explain any of the articles to me. Granted, there are GMTs on a lot of the articles, but I have never had anyone sit down and carefully explain them. Some of them made for some very interesting reading.

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