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Publicizing Article 15s


  • bestmilitarydefenseucmjdefenselawyer130Permissible, but must delete social security number of the soldier and relevant privacy information. AR 27-10, para. 3-22.
  • Timing. At next unit formation after punishment is imposed, or, if appealed, after the decision on appeal. Can post on the unit bulletin board.
  • Commander considerations. Avoid inconsistent or arbitrary policy. Before publishing the punishments of sergeants and above, consider:
    1. The nature of the offense.
    2. The individual’s military record and duty position.
    3. The deterrent effect.
    4. The impact on unit morale or mission.
    5. The impact on the victim.
    6. The impact on the leadership effectiveness of the individual concerned.