Proceedings and Report of Special War Department Board: On Courts-martial and Their Procedure. July 17, 1919

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Page 18 - General courts-martial shall have power to try any person subject to military law for any crime or offense made punishable by these articles and any other person who by the law of war is subject to trial by military tribunals...
Page 22 - States, and if any doubt should arise, not explained by said articles, then according to your conscience, the best of your understanding, and the custom of war in like cases...
Page 14 - company' shall be understood as including a troop or battery ; and "(d) The word 'battalion' shall be understood as including a squadron. "Art. 2. Persons subject to military law. — The following persons are subject to these articles and shall be understood as included in the term 'any person subject to military law...
Page 35 - ... and shall have, for the purpose of such investigation, power to summon witnesses and examine them upon oath or affirmation, to receive depositions or other documentary evidence, and to assess the damages sustained against the responsible parties. The assessment of damages made by such board...
Page 34 - A person punished under authority of this article, who deems his punishment unjust or disproportionate to the offense, may through the proper channel, appeal to the next superior authority, but may in the meantime be required to undergo the punishment adjudged.
Page 38 - In the absence of such assignment by the President, officers of the same grade shall rank and have precedence in the following order, without regard to date of rank or commission as between officers of different classes, namely: First, officers of the Regular Army and officers of the Marine Corps detached for service with the Army by order of the President; second, officers of forces drafted or called into service of the United States; and. third, officers of the volunteer forces...
Page 31 - When an officer is put in arrest for the purpose of trial, except at remote military posts or stations, the officer by whose order he is arrested shall see that a copy of the charges on which he is to be tried is served upon him within eight days after his arrest...
Page 22 - You swear (or affirm) that the evidence you shall give in the case now in hearing shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. So help you God.
Page 22 - Every reporter of the proceedings of a court-martial shall, before entering upon his duties, make oath or affirmation in the following form : "You swear (or affirm) that you will faithfully perform the duties of reporter to this court So help you God.
Page 22 - ... court-martial, unless required to give evidence thereof, as a witness, by a court of justice, in a due course of law. So help you God.

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