Preliminary inquiry

  1. bestmilitarydefenseucmjdefenselawyer110Commanders need to conduct a preliminary inquiry under R.C.M. 303.
  2. The inquiry can be informal and can be conducted personally or with someone else in the command. The person conducting the inquiry should gather all reasonably available evidence related to guilt or innocence, aggravation, and extenuation and mitigation. R.C.M. 303 discussion.
  3. The inquiry should cover whether an offense was committed; whether the Soldier was involved; and the character and military record of the accused. AR 27-10, para. 3-14. Nonjudicial Punishment (NJP)