Convening Authority

Some articles on convening authority:

Uniform Code Of Military Justice - Jurisdiction - Courts-Martial
... in a conviction, the case is reviewed by the convening authority – the commanding officer who referred the case for trial by court-martial ... The convening authority has discretion to mitigate the findings and sentence, set aside convictions, and/or to remand convictions and/or sentences back to a court-martial for re-h ... If the sentence, as approved by the convening authority, includes death, a bad conduct discharge, a dishonorable discharge, dismissal of an officer, or confinement for one year or more, the case is reviewed by an ...
Thomas W. Hartmann - Air Force Roles - Legal Adviser To The Convening Authority - Disqualified From Participation
... Crawford, the Convening Authority, as to whether charges against Jawad were justified ... Henley also noted that one of Hartmann's responsibilities was to review and summarize for the Convening Authority pre-trial arguments from the Defense ... which Hartmann reviewed, and which he failed to forward and summarize for the Convening Authority ...
United States Court Of Appeals For The Armed Forces - Jurisdiction and Appellate Review of Courts-martial
... the case is then reviewed by the convening authority – the person who referred the case for trial by court-martial ... The convening authority may approve the conviction of the court-martial, but also has the discretion to mitigate the findings and sentence ... Beyond the review by the convening authority, court-martial cases may be appealed to two additional levels of judicial review ...
David J. R. Frakt - Challenged Brigadier Thomas Hartmann's Role
... Hartmann had been appointed the legal advisor to the convening authority—the number two in the Office of Military Commissions, in the summer of 2007, and had immediately overrode the decisions of Colonel Morris ... Crawford, the Convening Authority, as to whether charges against Jawad were justified ... Legal Advisor, and three days later Frakt submitted a plea to the Convening Authority to dismiss the charges, which included matters in mitigation and extenuation, legal arguments, and ...

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