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Disciplinary/Discharge Recommendation -

Change of Commander for Nonjudicial Punishment Proceedings

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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 Rank/Name)

TO: (Unit)/CC

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 the following:]

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 public.
[  ] I do not request to make a personal appearance before you.

                                                                                      MEMBER’S NAME, RANK, USAF

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