Military Attorney Joseph L. Jordan

Depending on the act for which a military member was arrested, disciplinary actions may vary. Commonly, less serious military crimes are handled through a non-judicial process, such as an Article 15 hearing, captain’s mast, or office hours. More serious crimes, such as violent crimes of rape, murder, or assault, are required to be tried in […]

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Military Divorce Attorneys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Military Divorce Attorneys in Fort Worth, Texas

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Misbehavior before the Enemy

As of May 2023, the United States is holding 30 detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. In May 2014, former President Barack Obama notoriously released 5 terrorists in exchange for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who disgracefully deserted his post in Afghanistan to join enemy members of the Taliban. Bergdahl pleaded guilty in 2017 to […]

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Military Divorce Attorneys in Houston, Texas

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Military Divorce Attorneys in Denver, Colorado

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Military Divorce Attorneys in Chicago, Illinois

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Military Divorce Attorneys in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Article 104 Aiding the Enemy

This article covers the various situations where an enlisted member knowingly helps the enemy whether by giving them protection or providing arms/ ammunition/ money/ supplies or passing on critical intelligence information to them. Under this article, ‘enemy’ refers to any hostile forces that are opposing the United States armed forces whether they are military or […]

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Article 112 Drunk on Duty

Article 112: Drunk on Duty, may at first seem like a relatively light offense, but it can entail very serious penalties. Any member of the military caught under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on duty can face loss of their military benefits and pension or even Dishonorable Discharge. https://aaronmeyerlaw.com Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and […]

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Article 128 Assault

Article 128, UCMJ. Assault. (a) Any person subject to this chapter who attempts or offers with unlawful force or violence to do bodily harm to another person, whether or not the attempt or offer is consummated, is guilty of assault and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. https://www.ucmjlaw.com Under the Uniform Code of […]

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Article 131 Perjury

Perjury. in any declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, subscribes any false statement material to the issue or matter of inquiry; is guilty of perjury and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. https://www.law.cornell.edu The false testimony must be with respect to a […]

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Article 133 – Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Gentleman

“The gravamen of Article 133, UCMJ, is ‘[a]n officer’s conduct that disgraces him personally or brings dishonor to the military profession or affects his fitness to command the obedience of his subordinates so as to successfully complete the military mission. https://www.mcmilitarylaw.com Article 133 deals with officers, midshipman or cadets who are convicted of behaving in […]

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Article 132 Frauds Against the United States

Article 132 – Frauds Against the United States – was intended to criminalize the various ways that the Government can be defrauded. BAH fraud is most commonly alleged as an Article 132 offense. https://www.mcmilitarylaw.com Article 132 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice makes it a criminal offense for a U.S. service member to defraud […]

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Article 134 – Subornation of Perjury

This article covers incidents where the accused committed perjury by inducing another person to take a lawful oath in a trial by a court of competent jurisdiction and to testify and depose falsely on which the accused did not then believe to be true. https://www.jordanucmjlaw.com/articles-of-the-ucmj/article-134-subornation-of-perjury/ The Manual for Courts-Martial states any service member may be […]

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Article 134 – Correctional Custody- Offenses Against

Under the Article 134 of the UCMJ, any person subject to the Code, who a) escapes from correctional custody or b) breaches the restraints imposed by the persons, who are authorized to do so while, in correctional custody shall be penalized as deemed fit by a court martial. https://www.jordanucmjlaw.com/articles-of-the-ucmj/article-134-correctional-custody-offenses-against/ The proof required for conviction of […]

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