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what is article 111 ucmj

Date : 13-03-2023

Article 111 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is the offense of "drunken or reckless operation of a vehicle, aircraft, or vessel." It prohibits military personnel from operating any vehicle, aircraft, or vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or in a reckless or careless manner that endangers the lives of others.

Under Article 111, a person may be punished by a court-martial if found guilty of this offense. The severity of the punishment depends on the circumstances of the case, such as the level of harm caused by the misconduct, the degree of recklessness displayed, and any aggravating or mitigating factors.

Penalties for a conviction under Article 111 may include dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of pay and allowances, reduction in rank, confinement, and fines. In addition to military consequences, a conviction under Article 111 can also result in civilian penalties, such as fines, license suspension or revocation, and even imprisonment.