Failure to Obey Lawful General Order or Regulation. UCMJ art. 92

militarylawyers06P686720151. Elements. MCM, pt. IV, ¶ 16b(1).

a) There was in effect a certain lawful general order or regulation;

b) the accused had a duty to obey it; and

c) the accused violated or failed to obey the order or regulation.

2. Maximum punishment: dismissal/dishonorable discharge, total forfeitures and two years confinement. MCM, pt. IV, ¶ 16e(1).

3. Applications.

a) Applicable to officers and enlisted.

b) Most effective when used to charge violations of local punitive general regulations (for example, regulations prohibiting improper relationships between trainees and drill sergeants).

  • AR 600-20 re: improper relationships is NOW a punitive regulation. Improper Superior-Subordinate Relationships & Fraternization (ISSRFRT)