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United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Article 67 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice—enacted on May 5, 1950—established the Court of Military Appeals as a three‑judge civilian court. The Court was re‑designated as the United States Court of Military Appeals in 1968 by Congress. In 1994, it was given its current designation, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces is composed of five civilian judges appointed for15‑year terms by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. It exercises worldwide appellate jurisdiction over members of the armed forces on active duty as well as other persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. An independent tribunal established under Article I of the Constitution, the Court regularly interprets federal statutes, executive orders, and departmental regulations, and also determines the applicability of constitutional provisions to members of the armed forces.

 

Annual Reports Pursuant to the UCMJ Annual Reports Pursuant to the Uniform Code of Military Justice
   
Ten-Year Chronology of the United States Court of Military Appeals Ten-Year Chronology of the United States Court of Military Appeals (1951-1961)
   
Reform of the Court of Military Appeals Reform of the Court of Military Appeals, Draft (1979)
 
Report of the Department of Defense Study Group on the U.S. Court of Military Appeals Report of the Department of Defense Study Group on the U.S. Court of Military Appeals (1988)
 
U.S. Court of Military Appeals Committee Report U.S. Court of Military Appeals Committee Report (1989)
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