Does Article 15 follow you?

Does Article 15 follow you?

There is no federal conviction that will follow you outside of the military; just punishment (but no jail time) and of course, the Article 15 stays as a part of your permanent record.

How long does a field grade Article 15 stay on your record?

two years
A finding of guilty at an Article 15 hearing will be filed in your military records; however, the Article 15 will be removed from your record after two years.

What is the maximum punishment for a summary court-martial?

A summary court-martial can adjudge maximum punishments of 30 days confinement; hard labor without confinement for 45 days; restriction to specified limits for 45 days; forfeiture of two-thirds’ pay per month for one month; and reduction to the lowest pay grade.

Does NJP affect my discharge?

A minor, isolated NJP should not affect a service member receiving an honorable discharge. However, some members may receive a “General, Under Honorable Conditions” Discharge. This General Discharge reflects satisfactory service but also an impact of conduct and/or performance issues that have resulted in NJP.

Can a company commander override a profile?

Profiles are used by medical and behavioral health providers to notify leaders of a Soldier’s functional limitations. Profiles are recommendations to leaders, and a provider’s recommendation does not override a commander’s decision.

Can you still get an honorable discharge with an Article 15?

Finally, in some situations, you could be discharged after an Article 15 through the administrative discharge process (though you can’t be dishonorably discharged for an Article 15). It could also lead to a negative service characterization, which could affect your veterans benefits.

Can you appeal a summary court-martial?

You can appeal a conviction at a summary court-martial to the next higher level of command within five days of receiving your sentence. The commander at the higher level can decide whether to leave the punishment in place, reduce the punishment, or eliminate it altogether. They cannot increase the punishment.

Can officers receive Article 15?

Technically, “general officer Article 15s” are intended only for officers (general officers can impose greater punishments on officers than other commanders can). General officers can impose Article 15s on enlisted personnel, too, but the available punishments are the same as those available to field grade officers.

Can officers receive NJP?

Nonjudicial punishment (NJP) refers to certain limited punishments that can be awarded for minor disciplinary offenses by a commanding officer or officer in charge to members of his/her command.