Failure to report

In United States v. Serianne, the CAAF affirmed an NMCCA decision that a Navy order to report civilian DWI/DUI convictions was unlawful and not enforceable at court-martial.

Navy Times reports:

The Navy’s self-reporting requirement for drunken driving arrests will fundamentally change as a result of a recent military court ruling, the Navy’s top lawyer said.

A new rule is in the works that will continue to require sailors to notify their command about civilian arrests, but commanding officers will not be able to use that information to seek disciplinary action or a court martial, said Vice Adm. James Houck, the Navy Judge Advocate General.

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