Current through P.L. 116-344 (published on www.congress.gov on 01/13/2021), except for [P. L. 116-283]
Section 824 - Art. 24. Who may convene summary courts-martial(a) Summary courts-martial may be convened by-(1) any person who may convene a general or special court-martial;(2) the commanding officer of a detached company, or other detachment of the Army;(3) the commanding officer of a detached squadron or other detachment of the Air Force; or(b) When only one commissioned officer is present with a command or detachment he shall be the summary court-martial of that command or detachment and shall hear and determine all summary court-martial cases brought before him. Summary courts-martial may, however, be convened in any case by superior competent authority when considered desirable by him.Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 45.
In subsection (a)(4), the words "Secretary concerned" are substituted for the words "Secretary of a Department". In subsection (b), the words "only one commissioned" are substituted for the words "but one" for clarity. The word "considered" is substituted for the word "deemed".
|HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES|
|Revised section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|May 5, 1950, ch. 169, §1 (Art. 24), 64 Stat. 116.|
- Secretary concerned
- The term "Secretary concerned" means-(A) the Secretary of the Army, with respect to matters concerning the Army;(B) the Secretary of the Navy, with respect to matters concerning the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard when it is operating as a service in the Department of the Navy;(C) the Secretary of the Air Force, with respect to matters concerning the Air Force and the Space Force; and(D) the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to matters concerning the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Department of the Navy.
- commissioned officer
- The term "commissioned officer" includes a commissioned warrant officer.
- The term "officer" means a commissioned or warrant officer.