Disciplinary/Discharge Recommendation -
Change of Commander for Nonjudicial Punishment Proceedings
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## MON YEAR
MEMORANDUM FOR (Rank/Name of Member)
FROM: (Unit Commander)
SUBJECT: Change of Commander for Nonjudicial Punishment Proceedings
1. On (date Article 15 was offered by previous commander), my predecessor in
command notified you of (his/her) intent to impose nonjudicial punishment under
Article 15, UCMJ, upon you for the offense(s) of
_________________________________. This is to inform you that, as the successor
in command, I will be the commander who decides whether to impose the
punishment, and if so, its terms.
2. On (date member returned and elected to accept nonjudicial punishment and
waived right to court-martial), you chose to accept nonjudicial punishment for
this offense (these offenses) and to waive your right to trial by court-martial.
I am hereby giving you the opportunity once again to decide whether you will
accept nonjudicial punishment proceedings or demand trial by court-martial.
Indicate your choice below.
3. Acknowledge receipt of this letter by signing the endorsement below and
returning this document within 3 duty days.
<FNAME> <MI> <LNAME>, <RANK>, USAF
1st Ind, Change of Commander for Nonjudicial Punishment
Proceedings (date of original memorandum), (Member
1. I acknowledge receipt of the above-referenced memorandum at
________________hours on (date).
[NOTE: If member already made his/her elections in Item 3 of AF Form 3070, add
In accordance with paragraph 2 above, my initials reflect my elections below:
a. [ ] I have consulted a lawyer. [ ] I have not
consulted a lawyer.
b. [ ] I demand trial by court-martial. [ ] I waive my right to demand
trial by court-martial and accept nonjudicial punishment proceedings under
Article 15, UCMJ.
c. [ ] I have attached a written presentation. [ ] I have not
attached a written presentation.
d. [ ] I request to make a personal appearance and that it not be
[ ] I do not request to make a personal appearance before you.
MEMBER’S NAME, RANK, USAF
Reminder, the Signature Block is 5 spaces below the last line of text and
attachments are 2 lines below the signature block