Despite the major reforms to the American military justice system in the 2016 Military Justice Act, the drumbeat for reform has continued. One of the most-often heard calls for reform over the last decade has suggested removing commanders from the military justice system. Some have argued that a command-centric military justice system was outdated, and it was time to make the system look more like the Federal criminal procedure system. Other critics have advocated for a military justice system that looks more like those of our allied nations. This article briefly addresses the 2022 and 2023 NDAA changes to the military justice system and suggests that certain issues that were not addressed in the acts will continue to present challenges to those charged with administering military justice.
David A. Schlueter and Lisa M. Schenck, This is Not Your Grandparents' Military Justice System: The 2022 and 2023 National Defense Authorization Acts, 2023 Army Law. 74 (2023).