Department of the Army Regulation 27-10

Legal Services

Military Justice


3 October 2011

Effective date: 3 November 2011

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PIN: 000308000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This regulation implements, in part, the Department of Defense Reorganization Act; changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 2005; Department of Defense Directive 5525.7 (delineating the areas of responsibility for investigating and prosecuting offenses over which the Department of Defense and Department of Justice have concurrent jurisdiction); Public Law 97291 (Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982); Public Law 98473 (Victims of Crime Act of 1984); Public Law 101647 (Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990); Public Law 102484 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993); Public Law 103160 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994); Public Law 106523 (Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 2000); Public Law 109163 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006); Public Law 109364 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007); Department of Defense Instruction 1325.7 (notifying States regarding sexually violent offenses and offenses against minors); Department of Defense Directive 1030.1 (victim and witness assistance) and Department of Defense Directive 5525.11 (implementing policies and procedures for the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act); and includes changes on matters of policy and procedure pertaining to the administration of military justice within the Army.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is The Judge Advocate General of the Army. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include a formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains internal control provisions and provides an internal control evaluation for use in evaluating key internal controls (see appendix G ).

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Office of The Judge Advocate General, Criminal Law Division, 2200 Army Pentagon, Room 3B548, Washington, DC 20310-2200.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Office of The Judge Advocate General, Criminal Law Division, 2200 Army Pentagon, Room 3B548, Washington, DC 20310-2200.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media. Special distribution of this publication in paper was made in accordance with initial distribution number 092038, intended for command levels C, D, and E for the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the United States Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 27-10, dated 16 November 2005.


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