UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice

889. ARTICLE 89 DISRESPECT TOWARD SUPERIOR COMMISSIONED OFFICER

10. Punitive Articles

(a)Disrespect.—
Any person subject to this chapter who behaves with disrespect toward that person’s superior commissioned officer shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

(b)Assault.—Any person subject to this chapter who strikes that person’s superior commissioned officer or draws or lifts up any weapon or offers any violence against that officer while the officer is in the execution of the officer’s office shall be punished—

(1)if the offense is committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct; and

(2)if the offense is committed at any other time, by such punishment, other than death, as a court-martial may direct.


1 Comment for this entry

  • Chris

    I am curious if this pertains to the Marine that confronted former President Bill Clinton about Benghazi. I was told that a Marine needs permission before addressing a President and/or former President. Is this true?

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