UCMJ Article 92 News

Following an investigation, the Navy has charged one senior chief petty officer, three chief petty officers, and one ensign with failure to obey a lawful order under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Navy did not identify the sailors by name, but did say that all five remain on active duty.


Any active-duty Airman or Guardian who has refused to get a qualifying vaccine by Nov. 2 and has not received, or, is not in the process of pursuing, a medical exemption or religious accommodation will be in violation of a “lawful order and subject to discipline under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice,” the Air Force said Wednesday.


He was charged with the following under the Uniform Code of Military Justice regulations: Article 88 (contempt toward officials), Article 89 (disrespect toward superior commissioned officers), Article 90 (willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer), Article 92 (dereliction in the performance of duties), Article 92 (failure to obey order or regulation), and Article 133 (conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman).


In February, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew Donovan directed the services to issue general orders or regulations by March 1 prohibiting the use of products made from hemp under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.


Article 93a, prohibited activities with a military recruit or trainee by a person in position of special trust. Previously, this would have been considered an Article 92 offense, failure to obey a regulation. While there are already laws against unwanted sexual contact and inappropriate relationships, this adds a layer when those crimes occur between, for example, a recruiter and an enlistment prospect, or an instructor and a basic trainee.


Article 92 deals with the failure to follow orders or regulations and violation of orders/ regulations. Different situations are covered under Article 92 as follows: violating general order or regulation, violating other written regulation or order, failure to obey lawful order and dereliction of duty.

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