Historical and Revision Notes
Source (U.S. Code)
Source (Statutes at Large)
32:92 (1st 46 words).
32:92 (less 1st 46 words).
In subsection (a), the words “Federal service” are substituted for the words “service of the United States”.
In subsection (b), the words “A general court-martial may sentence to—” are substituted for the words “and such courts shall have the power to impose * * * to sentence”. The words “any combination of these punishments” are substituted for the words “or any two or more of such punishments may be combined in the sentences imposed by such courts”.
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–163 substituted “States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands” for “States and Territories, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia”.
2002—Pub. L. 107–314 amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
“(a) In the National Guard not in Federal service, general courts-martial may be convened by the President or by the governor of a State or Territory or Puerto Rico or by the commanding general of the National Guard of the District of Columbia.
“(b) A general court-martial may sentence to—
“(1) a fine of not more than $200;
“(2) forfeiture of pay and allowances;
“(3) a reprimand;
“(4) dismissal or dishonorable discharge;
“(5) reduction of a noncommissioned officer to the ranks; or
“(6) any combination of these punishments.”
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–456 substituted “Territory or Puerto Rico” for “Territory, Puerto Rico, or the Canal Zone,”.
Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title V, § 512(e), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2537, provided that: