Military Affairs and Defense

Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-16

§ 30-13-16. Courts-martial – Composition.

(a) In the state military forces not in federal service, there are general, special, and summary courts-martial constituted like similar courts of the armed forces of the United States. They have the jurisdiction and powers, except as to punishments, and shall follow the forms and procedures provided for those courts.

(b) The three (3) kinds of courts-martial are:

(1) General courts-martial, consisting of a law officer and not less than five (5) members;

(2) Special courts-martial, consisting of not less than three (3) members; and

(3) Summary courts-martial, consisting of one commissioned officer of a rank not less than major.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-16; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)