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what is article 107 ucmj

Date : 06-03-2023

Article 107 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is "False Official Statements." This article defines the offense of making a false statement or representation with the intent to deceive a military authority.

The article specifies that any service member who, with intent to deceive, signs any false document or makes any other false representation, is guilty of an offense under the UCMJ. The false statement must be made in an official matter or proceeding, or in connection with an official investigation, and must be made with knowledge of its falsity.

If a service member is found guilty of violating Article 107, they may face punishment including dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, confinement, and a reduction in rank.

It is important to note that the UCMJ applies only to members of the United States Armed Forces and does not apply to civilians.