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.

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Article 133 deals with officers, midshipman or cadets who are convicted of behaving in a manner unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman. Such a service member will be punished as directed by a court martial. Here ‘officer’ includes commissioned officers, midshipmen and cadets, both men and women.

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(an officer’s conduct that disgraces him personally or brings dishonor to the military profession affects his fitness to command the obedience of his subordinates so as to successfully complete the military mission – that is the gravamen of the Article 133 offense of conduct unbecoming an officer).

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Any commissioned officer, cadet, or midshipman who is acting in an official capacity for the U.S. military and who compromises his or her character in a dishonorable fashion thereby also dishonors the United States and, as a result, that service member may face charges under Article 133 of the UCMJ: Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Gentleman.

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