Maximum Punishment under Article 15 of the UCMJ for members of the U.S. Army

The Commander will make the final decision when punishing acts of misconduct under article 15 of the UCMJ. The following is
a quick guide which lists the maximum punishment that can be imposed without a military court martial.

The maximum authorized punishments by article 15 for enlisted personnel under FORMAL PROCEEDINGS

PUNISHMENT                                  COMPANY COMMANDER                 FIELD GRADE COMMANDER

Restriction                                        14 Days                                                60 Days
Extra Duty                                         14 Days                                                45 Days
Correctional Custody                         7  Days                                                30 Days
(E-3 and Below)
Forfeiture of Pay                                 7 Days                                                1/2 of 1 month's Pay for 2 months
Reduction in grade                             E1-E4 One Grade                                E1-E4 one or more grades E5-E6 one grade
Admonition or reprimand                     Yes                                                      Yes

SUMMARIZED PROCEEDINGS
PUNISHMENT                                  ALL COMMANDERS
Restriction                                         14 Days
Extra Duty                                          14 Days
Oral Admonition                                 Yes

FORMAL PROCEEDINGS FOR OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS
PUNISHMENT                                 GCM Authority or GO in Command
Restriction with out suspension from duty                 60 Days
Arrest in quarters                                                      30 Days
Forfeiture of Pay                                                       1/2 of 1 Month for 2 months  

See also
Appeal a article 15  and Article 15 guide
Punishment under article 15 of the UCMJ
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