Army legal system

The Army legal system forms the primary legal enforcement tool for the armed forces. Though similar to the civilian criminal justice system, the military justice system operates separately and is guided by the 1950ís Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) as interpreted and enforced by various military tribunals (Law Library, n.d.). Both commissioned and non-commissioned Officers (NCOs) fall under the jurisdiction of the Military Legal System. The differences separating commissioned from non-commissioned officers lie in their pay, authority, ranks, and duties. Enlisted NCOs such as corporals, sergeants (master, first class, and staff, all the way to sergeant major) undertake various NCO-specific responsibilities like military or tech policing, recruiting, and training (Sherman, 2018). These responsibilities are significantly different from those undertaken by commissioned Officers (management) such as colonel, lieutenant colonel, major, captain, and first lieutenant. In various in...