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Military Authority to Apprehend

The Manual for Courts Martial (MCM, 2016) describes legal aspects of the
authority of the NCO. It states in part that, "All commissioned officers,
warrant officers and NCOs are authorized to stop quarrels, frays and
disorders among persons subject to this chapter and to apprehend persons
subject to this chapter who take part therein.” Severe penalties are imposed
for violations such as disrespect, insubordination, or assault.

No one expects you to be an expert on military law, but as a NCO you
should know this information, apply the rules and procedures and be able to
explain them to your Soldiers.

Note: Noncommissioned and petty officers, not otherwise performing law
enforcement duties, should not apprehend a commissioned officer unless
directed to do so by another commissioned officer, in order to prevent
disgrace to the service, or to prevent the escape of one who has committed a
serious offense.

How an apprehension may be made.
In general, an apprehension is made by clearly notifying the person to be
apprehended that person is in custody. This notice should be given orally or
in writing, but it may be implied by the circumstances.

Warrants -  Neither warrants nor any other authorization shall be required for
an apprehension under these rules except as required in subsection (e) (2)
of this Rule 302.

Use of force - Any person authorized under these rules to make an
apprehension may use such force and means as reasonably necessary
under the circumstances to affect the apprehension.

Where an apprehension may be made - An apprehension may be made at
any place, except in private dwellings, which does not include living areas in
military barracks, vessels, aircraft, vehicles, tents, bunkers, field
encampments, or similar places. Refer to Rule 302, (e) (A) (B) (C) and (D) for
other exceptions when consent is required.
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