Sentence Credits

Overview of sentence credits:
sentence credits

  1. United States v. Minyen , 57 M.J. 804 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. 2002). Although the court recommends stating all sentence credits in the CA’s action, it is not required. See also United States v. Gunderson , 54 M.J. 593, 594 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. 2000) (recommending that a CA expressly state all applicable credits in the action).
  2. AR 27-10, para. 5-32 a , states that “the convening authority will show in his or her initial action all credits against a sentence to confinement, either as adjudged or approved, regardless of the source of the credit (automatic credit for pretrial confinement under U.S. v. Allen, 17 M.J. 126 (CMA 1984), or judge-ordered additional administrative credit under U.S. v. Suzuki, 14 M.J. 491 (CMA 1983)), R.C.M. 304, R.C.M. 305, or for any other reason specified by the judge.”
  • Original signed and dated action must be included in the record. See RCM 1107(f)(1) and1103(b)(2)(D)(iv). I. RCM 1107(f)(1). Contents of action. See also Appendix 16, MCM, Forms for Actions.