ADMINISTER MILITARY JUSTICE
A noncommissioned officer does not have the authority to impose nonjudicial punishment under
Article 15 of the uniform code of military justice. However, the recommendations of NCOs can be
used by unit commanders when administering Article 15 punishment.
2. As an enlisted commander of troops, the NCO plays a very important role in furthering the efficiency
of the detachment. This includes preventing incidents which would require trials by courts-martial
or the use of nonjudicial punishment.
3. The NCO can impose extra training on the troops, as long as the extra training is directly related to
the offense, (such as making a soldier get up an hour earlier for one week, due to the offense of not
getting up on time for work).