Military Law

The United States military is a volunteer organization consisting of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. For those in the military, there is a special branch of law called the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or UCMJ, which serves to maintain order among the members of the armed forces and regulate the behaviors of those who are serving their country. When a member of the military violates these rules or regulations, he may be court marshaled, which means they are tried in military court and will be subject to a military trial and punishment. To learn more about military regulations under the UCMJ and other laws specific to the armed forces, visit the links to articles and frequently asked questions in this section.