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Report to Honorable Wilber M. Brucker

By the Committee on the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Good Order and Discipline in the Army

18 January 1960

On October 7, 1959 LTG Herbert B. Powell was advised that Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker was establishing, with Powell as president, a new ad hoc committee to study the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The letter of instructions to LTG Powell noted that the “wide range of judicial actions based upon the Uniform Code of Military Justice” that had been rendered in the UCMJ’s eight‑year history “warranted a comprehensive survey of the effectiveness and the equity of the Code in the application of military justice within the Department of the Army". The ad hoc committee was directed to undertake such a survey, focusing on the UCMJ’s “bearing on good order and discipline within the Army". The committee was also tasked to consider if improvements should be made to the Code, “by legislation or otherwise,” and to “analyze any inequities or injustices that accrue to the Government or to individuals from the application of the Code and judicial decisions stemming therefrom". Read full introduction.

Report to Honorable Wilber M. Brucker
Report to Honorable Wilber M. Brucker
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