"Perhaps, most importantly for the National Guard, the new code provides a robust non-judicial punishment
provision which is much more likely than a court-martial to come into play with traditional guardsmen."
The Navy announced in a statement it is filing criminal charges against six sailors, while another eight will face non-judicial punishment
, which could include reductions in rank and pay loss.
In addition, nearly a dozen others face non-judicial punishment
The Air Force provided court martial and non-judicial punishmetn data from 2006-2015, whereas the Marine Corps produced guilty findings for court martial and non-judicial punishment
for the same period.
Also, taken into consideration was the non-judicial punishment
he will suffer from the military in his country due to the offences he committed in a foreign country.
Both officers involved in that case were given what the military calls non-judicial punishment
under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, rather than court martialed.
"The non-judicial punishment
decisions made today send a clear message throughout our force that we are and will be held to a high standard of accountability," he said.
"Of the 12 service members involved, nine have been served with Non-Judicial Punishment
He was awarded non-judicial punishment
for violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 110 (improper hazarding of vessel).
In addition to the penalties dispensed in the civilian courts, DUIs may also warrant non-judicial punishment
Examples listed in the NAVADMIN include "significant problems" or "progressing" promotion recommendations, declining performance from the same reporting senior, failure to maintain physical fitness assessment standards, military or civilian convictions and non-judicial punishment