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LAWS AND REGULATIONS FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE ARMY The Manual for Courts-Martial outlines the purpose of Military Law The source of military jurisdiction include the constitution and international law Military Law consists of the statutes governing the military establishments and regulations The purpose of military law is to promote justice to assist in maintaining good order and disipline in the Armed Forces MCM preamble pg 1-1 Appendix 2 Uniform Code of Military Justice UCMJ applies to all members of the armed forces Consisting of 146 articles which govern the administration of courts martial Punitive articles are articles that can be tried in a court martial and there are a total of 59 Nonjudicial punishment is governed under Article 15 Commanders use this article when administrative measures are not appropriate for the offense Use of nonjudicial punishment is proper in all cases involving minor offenses in which non-punitive measures are considered inadequate or inappropriate AR 27-10 pg 27 Sexual harassment is not governed specifically in any article however article 134 governs those offenses that involves disorders and neglects to the prejudice and good order and discipline in the military One example would be that the accused touched a person in a certain manner that was not appropriate Article 134- assault-indecent says that the acts were done with the intent to gratify the lust or sexual desires The regulation which governs sexual harassment in the Army is AR Army Regulation 600-20 dated 15 August 1999 The title of the regulation is Army Command Policy This regulation covers many policies in the army however chapter 7 specifically covers the prevention of sexual harassment The purpose of this regulation is to prescribe the policies and responsibilities of command which include military discipline and conduct and The Equal Opportunity Program The definition of sexual harassment is that it is a form
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