Here is the 10 March 2011, written rebuttal from Manning on the Article 138, UCMJ, complaint. Colonel Choike is the Commander, Marine Corps Base, Quantico.
Navy Times reports:
Big Navy is trying to work around a recent military court decision striking down a fleet-wide rule forcing sailors to report any drunken-driving or other civilian arrests to their command.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus revised a high-level Navy regulation July 20 in response to the case of a chief who claimed the self-reporting requirement was unconstitutional and violated his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.