Office of Military Justice

Military Justice References


Below is a list of useful references and websites pertaining to military justice. These documents provide the laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and policies governing military justice practice in the Coast Guard.

Constitution of the United States

Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM)

For the most up-to-date MCM materials, please visit the Joint Service Committee Website:

Military Justice Manual (MJM)

The MJM can be found on the Coast Guard Directives website.

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF)

The CAAF website hosts CAAF opinions, the CAAF Rules, a calendar of scheduled hearings and various other resources. CAAF also maintains a topical index of its opinions here.

The Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals (CGCCA)

The CGCCA website hosts the CGCCA’s Rules of Practice and Procedure and an archive of the CGCCA’s published and unpublished opinions.


Coast Guard Trial Judiciary

Coast Guard Rules of Court
Complete CG Trial Guide
Template Pretrial Motion
Template Pretrial Motion Response
Annotated Model PTA

Additional References Pertinent to Military Justice

The following are Practice Guides developed by the Office of Military Justice, COMDT (CG-LMJ), and other reference materials:

How to Contact a Defense Attorney
DHS Sec'y CM CA Designations 30Mar2012
NJS Article 32 Preliminary Hearing Officer Guide - December 2014
CG - Navy MOU for Defense Support

Guide to Witness Reimbursement


Military Justice Templates

Below is a list of useful templates that can be used for guidance, and have been developed by the Office of Military Justice, COMDT (CG-LMJ), based on numerous requirements set forth by the MJM, MCM, and other federal codes and statutes.


Punitive Letter of Admonition

NJP Script and Guide

NJP Appeal and Endorsement

NJP Vacation Proceeding Script

NJP Record of Proceeding of Vacation of Suspended NJP



SCM Convening Order

SCM Memo

SCM Rights Advisement

SCM Word Version of MCM Appendix 9 (Script)


Pre-Trial Confinement

Notification of Pre-Trial Confinement

72-Hour Memo

IRO Acknowledgement of rights

IRO Record and Decision

IRO Script



Convening Order

Court-Martial Member Questionnaire (PDF)

Court-Martial Member Questionnaire (DOCX)

Transactional Immunity

Testimonial Immunity for Civilian Witness

Testimonial Immunity for Military Witness

Notice of Public Trial



SVC Quick Reference Sheet




Model SJAR

1112 Action

Promulgation Order

Sample 1112 Review

Supplement to Report of Results of Trial for Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence



Delivery Agreement

Waiver of Extradition