United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (USCAAF)

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (USCAAF) is a federal appellate court which exercises exclusive and worldwide jurisdiction over active members of the armed forces subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The USCAAF reviews decisions decided by the court of criminal appeals of each of the armed forces. 

Title 10, Section 867 of the U.S. Code gives the USCAAF authority to review the record in: (1) all cases in which the sentence, as affirmed by a Court of Criminal Appeals, extends to death; (2) cases reviewed by the Court of Criminal Appeals which the Judge Advocate General (JAG) orders sent to the USCAAF; and (3) all cases reviewed by the Court of Criminal Appeals which the USCAAF has granted a review. Decisions by the USCAAF are subject to review by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

[Last updated in December of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team