Non-judicial punishment

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Non-judicial punishment (or NJP) is any form of punishment that may be applied to individual military personnel, without a need for a court martial or similar proceedings.wikipedia
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Courts-martial of the United States

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NJP permits commanders to administratively discipline troops without a court-martial.
A summary court conviction is legally deemed to be akin to an Article 15 proceeding.

Manual for Courts-Martial

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The process for non-judicial punishment is governed by Part V of the Manual for Courts-Martial and by each service branch's regulations.

Commanding officer

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The Navy and the Coast Guard call non-judicial punishment captain's mast or admiral's mast, depending on the rank of the commanding officer. If the individual conducting the proceeding is either a captain, or a lower ranking officer (typically a commander or lieutenant commander) serving as commanding officer of a naval or coast guard vessel, an aviation squadron, or similar command afloat or ashore, then the proceeding is referred to as a captain's mast.
For example, a platoon leader cannot issue non-judicial punishment.

Uniform Code of Military Justice

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In the United States Armed Forces, non-judicial punishment is a form of military justice authorized by Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Under Article 15 of the Code (Subchapter III), military commanders have the authority to exercise non-judicial punishment (NJP) over their subordinates for minor breaches of discipline.

Military justice

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In the United States Armed Forces, non-judicial punishment is a form of military justice authorized by Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Non-judicial punishment (or NJP) is any form of punishment that may be applied to individual military personnel, without a need for a court martial or similar proceedings.
Soldiers that violate military regulations may also receive penalties in form of Non-judicial punishment or in severe cases judicial punishments by a special type of court.

Military personnel

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Non-judicial punishment (or NJP) is any form of punishment that may be applied to individual military personnel, without a need for a court martial or similar proceedings.

United States Armed Forces

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In the United States Armed Forces, non-judicial punishment is a form of military justice authorized by Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

United States Army

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In the Army and the Air Force, non-judicial punishment is referred to as Article 15; in the Marine Corps it is called being "NJP'd," being sent to "Office Hours," or satirically amongst the junior ranks, "Ninja Punched."

United States Air Force

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In the Army and the Air Force, non-judicial punishment is referred to as Article 15; in the Marine Corps it is called being "NJP'd," being sent to "Office Hours," or satirically amongst the junior ranks, "Ninja Punched."

United States Marine Corps

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In the Army and the Air Force, non-judicial punishment is referred to as Article 15; in the Marine Corps it is called being "NJP'd," being sent to "Office Hours," or satirically amongst the junior ranks, "Ninja Punched."

United States Navy

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The Navy and the Coast Guard call non-judicial punishment captain's mast or admiral's mast, depending on the rank of the commanding officer.

United States Coast Guard

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The Navy and the Coast Guard call non-judicial punishment captain's mast or admiral's mast, depending on the rank of the commanding officer.

Military rank

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Maximum penalties depend on the rank of the accused and that of the officer imposing punishment:

Command hierarchy

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This is usually the next officer in the chain of command.

Captain (naval)

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If the individual conducting the proceeding is either a captain, or a lower ranking officer (typically a commander or lieutenant commander) serving as commanding officer of a naval or coast guard vessel, an aviation squadron, or similar command afloat or ashore, then the proceeding is referred to as a captain's mast.

Commander

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If the individual conducting the proceeding is either a captain, or a lower ranking officer (typically a commander or lieutenant commander) serving as commanding officer of a naval or coast guard vessel, an aviation squadron, or similar command afloat or ashore, then the proceeding is referred to as a captain's mast.

Lieutenant commander

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If the individual conducting the proceeding is either a captain, or a lower ranking officer (typically a commander or lieutenant commander) serving as commanding officer of a naval or coast guard vessel, an aviation squadron, or similar command afloat or ashore, then the proceeding is referred to as a captain's mast.

Admiral

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If an admiral is overseeing the mast, then the procedure is referred to as an admiral's mast or a flag mast.

Court-martial

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Non-judicial punishment (or NJP) is any form of punishment that may be applied to individual military personnel, without a need for a court martial or similar proceedings.

Allen West (politician)

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After an Article 32 hearing was held, West accepted non-judicial punishment, was fined $5,000, and allowed to retire as a lieutenant colonel.

Good Conduct Medal (United States)

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Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishment, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses.

Ehime Maru and USS Greeneville collision

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The Navy conducted a public court of inquiry, placed blame on Waddle and other members of Greenevilles crew, and dealt non-judicial punishment or administrative disciplinary action to the captain and some crew members.

Ice-T

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Marrow received a non-judicial punishment as a consequence of his dereliction of duty.