How I Violated The Uniform Code Of Military Justice And Integrity

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Violating the UCMJ & Integrity

The UCMJ was passed by Congress on 5 May 1950, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, and became effective on 31 May 1951(Wikipedia,2014).

The Uniform Code of Military Justice is a compilation of multiple Articles that govern the armed military services across a multitude of objects. It lists the rights and wrongs of each individual within the armed services, and provides guidance on issues and conflicts within the armed services. Specifically, the Uniform Code of Military Justice touches heavily upon violations of specific articles and the repercussions that happen with the types of conduct violating the articles.

Integrity is a core value, a key aspect, of the Army Values. Integrity of the soldier is looked upon highly, and is a valuable asset in any field of the army. Twenty four seven, meaning every hour of every day, a soldier should strive for integrity. Having integrity means your are trustworthy, and being trustworthy means that your NCO can depend on you to do the right thing at all times.

In addition to these subjects, there are other key subjects that I will talk about as well. How did I violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice? How can I prevent further violations within my future based upon the Uniform Code of Military Justice? Another subject will be on how did I violate the integrity of my character? What can I do to always strive to be the soldier with integrity? And why is integrity so important to me as a soldier in the United States Army.

First off, what exactly is the Uniform Code of Military Justice? The Uniform Code of Military Justice is based on the original 69 Articles of War created by the Second Continental Congress to govern over the Continental Army on 30 June 1775. Uniform Code of Military Justice was effectively signed into law on 5 May 1950 by President Harry S. Truman to govern over all of the armed branches of service. An example of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in action would be an Article 15 being given to a soldier who repeatedly reports to his duty late. After a consecutive amount of counselings, and assuming the soldier would not fix his or her behavior and actions, an Article 15 would be issued to the soldier that can reduce their ranking, give extra duty days, and even take pay from the soldier. The reason this would happen is due to the simple fact that the Uniform Code of Military Justice gives higher ranking enlisted and officer soldiers the disciplinary tool to reprimand a soldier.
Second, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, specific articles entail conduct of the soldier. In this case, Articles 91 and 92. Article 91 deals with the Insubordinate Conduct Towards Warrant Officer, Noncommissioned Officer, or Petty Officer. This article states that when a junior enlisted personnel of the armed military services 1.) Strike any of the above mentioned officers while in execution of their position… 2.) Willfully disobey an order from any of the...

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