10 U.S. Code § 865 - Art. 65. Disposition of records

(a) In a case subject to appellate review under section 866 or 869 (a) of this title (article 66 or 69(a)) in which the right to such review is not waived, or an appeal is not withdrawn, under section 861 of this title (article 61), the record of trial and action thereon shall be transmitted to the Judge Advocate General for appropriate action.
(b) Except as otherwise required by this chapter, all other records of trial and related documents shall be transmitted and disposed of as the Secretary concerned may prescribe by regulation.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 59; Pub. L. 90–179, § 1(6),Dec. 8, 1967, 81 Stat. 546; Pub. L. 90–632, § 2(26),Oct. 24, 1968, 82 Stat. 1341; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 511(25),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2922; Pub. L. 98–209, § 6(d)(1),Dec. 6, 1983, 97 Stat. 1401.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
865(b) 50:652(a).
50:652(b). May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 65), 64 Stat. 128.
865(c) 50:652(c).

In subsection (b), the word “If” is substituted for the word “Where”.
In subsections (a) and (b), the words “send” and “sent” are substituted for the words “forward” and “forwarded”, respectively.
In subsection (c), the words “Secretary concerned” are substituted for the words “Secretary of the Department”.

1983—Pub. L. 98–209amended section generally, substituting “Disposition of records” for “Disposition of records after review by the convening authority” in section catchline, and, in text, substituting provisions relating to disposition of records for prior provisions relating to disposition of records that required when the convening authority had taken final action in a general court-martial case, he had to send the entire record, including his action thereon and the opinion or opinions of the staff judge advocate or legal officer, to the appropriate Judge Advocate General, required that where sentences of special courts-martial included a bad-conduct discharge, the record had to be sent for review either to the officer exercising general court-martial jurisdiction over the command to be reviewed or directly to the appropriate Judge Advocate General to be reviewed by a Court of Military Review, and required that all other special and summary court-martial records had to be reviewed by a judge advocate of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, or a law specialist or lawyer of the Coast Guard or Department of Transportation, and had to be transmitted and disposed of as the Secretary concerned might prescribe by regulation.
1980—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–513substituted “Department of Transportation” for “Department of the Treasury”.
1968—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 90–632substituted “Court of Military Review” for “board of review” wherever appearing.
1967—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 90–179inserted reference to judge advocate of the Marine Corps and substituted reference to judge advocate of the Navy for reference to law specialist of the Navy.
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–209effective first day of eighth calendar month beginning after Dec. 6, 1983, but not to apply to any case in which the findings and sentence were adjudged by a court-martial before that date, and the proceedings in any such case to be held in the same manner and with the same effect as if such amendments had not been enacted, see section 12(a)(1), (4) ofPub. L. 98–209, set out as a note under section 801 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1968 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 90–632effective first day of tenth month following October 1968, see section 4 ofPub. L. 90–632, set out as a note under section 801 of this title.

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