2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 20 - Military Affairs
Article 12 - Code of Military Justice
Section 20-12-4 - Convening authorities; nonjudicial punishment authorities.

NM Stat § 20-12-4 (2016) What's This?

20-12-4. Convening authorities; nonjudicial punishment authorities.

A. A general, special or summary court-martial may be convened by the governor or by the adjutant general.

B. A special or summary court-martial may be convened by the assistant adjutant general of the army national guard, as to all members of the army national guard; by the commanding general of the 111th air defense artillery brigade, as to members of his command; by the commanding officer of troop command, as to all members of his command; by the assistant adjutant general of the air national guard, as to all members of the air national guard; by the assistant adjutant general of the state defense force, as to all members of the state defense force; and to the commanders of such equivalent level commands as may be organized in the future.

C. A summary court-martial may be convened by a battalion commander, group commander or equivalent, as to all members of his command.

D. Nonjudicial punishment authority is conferred upon all general, special or summary court-martial convening authorities; and upon company, battery and squadron commanders or equivalent as to members of their command.

History: 1978 Comp., 20-12-4, enacted by Laws 1987, ch. 318, 89.

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