10 U.S. Code § 937 - Art. 137. Articles to be explained

(1) The sections of this title (articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) specified in paragraph (3) shall be carefully explained to each enlisted member at the time of (or within fourteen days after)—
(A) the member’s initial entrance on active duty; or
(B) the member’s initial entrance into a duty status with a reserve component.
(2) Such sections (articles) shall be explained again—
(A) after the member has completed six months of active duty or, in the case of a member of a reserve component, after the member has completed basic or recruit training; and
(B) at the time when the member reenlists.
(3) This subsection applies with respect to sections 802, 803, 807–815, 825, 827, 831, 837, 838, 855, 877–934, and 937–939 of this title (articles 2, 3, 7–15, 25, 27, 31, 37, 38, 55, 77–134, and 137–139).
(b) The text of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and of the regulations prescribed by the President under such Code shall be made available to a member on active duty or to a member of a reserve component, upon request by the member, for the member’s personal examination.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 78; Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title VIII, § 804(d),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3907; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XI, § 1152,Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 468.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
937 50:733. May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 137), 64 Stat. 144.

The word “each” is substituted for the word “every”. The word “member” is substituted for the word “person”. The words “in [any of] the armed forces of the United States” are omitted as surplusage.
References in Text

The Uniform Code of Military Justice, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and (b), is classified to this chapter.

1996—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 104–106substituted “within fourteen days” for “within six days”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–661amended section generally, inserting provisions relating to reserve components.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–661effective the earlier of (1) the last day of the 120-day period beginning on Nov. 14, 1986; or (2) the date specified in an Executive order for such amendment to take effect, see section 808 ofPub. L. 99–661, set out as a note under section 802 of this title.

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