Accession Number:

ADA443299

Title:

The UCMJ and the New Jointness: A Proposal to Strengthen the Military Justice Authority of Joint Task Force Commanders

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S SCHOOL CHARLOTTESVILE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

Today, Americas real world military operations are almost always performed by joint task forces. Commanders of these joint task forces may face some significant command and control problems because they are unable to enforce their general orders directly against members of all military services. These problems can frustrate unity of command and thereby endanger mission accomplishment. This thesis reviews the history and traditions of service autonomy, analyzes the principles of unity of command and unity of effort, identifies shortcomings in the current system of reciprocal court-martial jurisdiction, and recommends a rule change to give joint task force commanders the power to convene interservice general courts-martial.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE