Although the various branches of the military call it different names, such as Article 15, Captain’s Mast or Office Hours, the term applies to the same thing, namely, non-judicial punishment.
Interesting questions have come up in the wake of the Army’s decision to forcibly retire Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair next month for his allegedly inappropriate conduct engaged in with a subordinate officer.
We have made the point in prior blog posts that, given today’s political climate in which many prominent persons are strongly focused on the subject of sexual assault in the military, it is imperative that fairness be firmly on display in all military criminal proceedings.
The strange case and singular circumstances surrounding a man referred to as "the only U.S. prisoner of war in the Afghan theater" are marked with notable twists and turns as material developments further unfold in the matter.