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AMPN/REF A IS THE MANUAL OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL.//

RMKS/1.  To clarify reference (a) as it pertains to General Court-Martial 
Convening Authority (GCMCA), section 0128i(1) is amended as follows, 0128i(1) 
General court-martial cases.  When a commanding officer, in taking action on 
charges, deems trial by general court-martial to be appropriate but is not 
empowered to convene a general court-martial, the charges and necessary 
allied papers will be forwarded as directed by a GCMCA superior in the chain 
of command.  Commanding officers in an operational chain of command will seek 
direction from the GCMCA in that chain of command; otherwise, direction will 
be sought from the GCMCA in the administrative chain of command.  The GCMCA 
in the chain of command has discretion to convene courts-martial and may 
direct they receive such charges, as required to maintain good order and 
discipline within their commands.  The GCMCA may also direct that the charges 
and allied papers be forwarded to the Region Commander or to the subordinate 
commander authorized to convene general courts-martial and designated by the 
Region Commander for this purpose.  For deployable units, the Region 
Commander or designated subordinate commander for this purpose is the Region 
Commander or designated subordinate commander most accessible to the 
deployable unit at the time of forwarding of the charges.  See section 0129 
for additional provisions in cases in which the forwarding officer is an 
accuser.

2.  This amendment is effective immediately.

3.  The JAGMAN may be accessed and downloaded from the Department of the Navy 
directives website at 
https://doni.documentservices.dla.mil/secnavmanuals.aspx.  The JAGMAN may 
also be accessed at the official Judge Advocate General's Corps website at 
http://www.jag.navy.mil.

4.  Released by the Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Secretary of the 
Navy.//

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