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ISS1 2019

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UCMJ update affects reservists on IDT On Jan. 1, 2019, changes to both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Coast Guard's Military Justice Manual went go into effect. These amendments are part of the Military Justice Act of 2016 and cover a number of issues including the closure of jurisdictional gaps concerning reservists on IDT by extending UCMJ jurisdiction throughout the entire drill period, including after working hours and while the reservist is traveling to and from the IDT training site. These amendments are part of the most comprehensive changes made to the UCMJ in over 60 years. Other major changes include provisions to modernize courts- martial practice, updates to punitive articles, new investigative authorities, the creation of a new judge-alone special court martial and new protections for military crime victims. The UCMJ §802. Art. 2, "Persons subject to this chapter" is amended to include members of the reserve component under the following circumstances: (1) Travel to and from the inactive-duty training site of the member, pursuant to orders; (2) Intervals between consecutive periods of inactive-duty training on the same day, pursuant to orders; and (3) Intervals between inactive-duty training on consecutive days, pursuant to orders. The Military Justice Manual will be revised to read as follows in Chapter 2 Non-Judicial Punishment, Section C, Persons Subject to NJP: "C.3. Reservists: A member of the Reserves is subject to the UCMJ while performing Inactive Duty for Training (IDT), Active Duty for Training (ADT), or active duty. Accordingly, all offenses committed by a reservist while on active duty, IDT, or ADT may subject the reservist to discipline, including NJP. Personal jurisdiction over reservists performing IDT includes travel to and from their IDT training site, intervals between consecutive periods of IDT on the same day, and intervals between IDT on consecutive days. See Article 2(a)(3), UCMJ. Reservists performing IDT or ADT with an active service unit are considered under that unit's control in the same manner as TAD personnel. See generally Ch. 3, Reserve Policy Manual, COMDTINST M1001.28 (series)." For more, see ALCOAST 394/18. � A note to the OS reservists Last year, we submitted the forms to change the Sector OS reserve competency framework (competencies associated with each billeted position at sectors) from the traditional active duty watch-standing competencies to ICS competencies. The following ratings and competencies will now be associated: • OSCS/ICS Type 3 Planning Section Chief • OSC/ICS Type 3 Situation Unit Leader • OS1/ICS Type 3 Communications Unit Leader • OS2&3/ICS Type 3 Resource Unit Leader We are shifting the emphasis away from watch standing toward ICS, but this doesn't mean that OS reservists are no longer a part of the command center team—quite the contrary. Reserve operations specialists will still be attached to the command center, and they're still required to complete the OS qualifications (RPQs) for advancement. The active duty command center qualifications (CU, SU, OU, and command duty officer) are still open to our reserve operations specialists. More specific guidance on what this will look like will be coming soon. � — Submitted by Master Chief Petty Officer Sean Smith, Operational Specialist Rating Force Master Chief Issue 1 • 2019 � RESERVIST 39

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