Nevada Military Affairs and Civil Emergencies
Sec. § 412.286
Limitations on powers of commanding officer concerning nonjudicial punishment; delegation of powers.


Under Office regulations, limitations may be placed on the powers granted by NRS 412.286 to 412.302, inclusive, with respect to the kind and amount of punishment authorized and the categories of commanding officers and warrant officers exercising command authorized to exercise those powers. Under Office regulations, rules may be prescribed with respect to the suspension of punishments authorized hereunder. If authorized by Office regulations, a commanding officer exercising general court-martial jurisdiction or an officer of general rank in command may delegate his or her powers under NRS 412.286 to 412.302, inclusive, to a principal assistant.


When nonjudicial punishment has been imposed for an offense, nonjudicial punishment may not again be imposed for the same offense. Administrative action can be taken for the same offense and will not be considered double punishment under the Code. For the purposes of this subsection, “same offense” means an offense that was part of a single incident or course of conduct.


After nonjudicial punishment has been imposed, it may not be increased, upon appeal or otherwise, unless the punishment imposed was not provided for in the Code.


When a commanding officer determines that nonjudicial punishment is appropriate for a particular serviceman or servicewoman, all known offenses determined to be appropriate for disposition by nonjudicial punishment and ready to be considered at that time, including, without limitation, all such offenses arising from a single incident or course of conduct, must ordinarily be considered together, rather than being made the basis for multiple punishment.


Nonjudicial punishment may not be imposed for any offense which was committed more than 3 years before the date of imposition of punishment, unless such 3-year limitation is waived by the accused in writing or unless the accused has filed an appeal under this Code.


Nothing in subsection 2 or 4 precludes a commanding officer from imposing, at one time, more than one punishment nonjudicially for the offense or offenses arising from a single incident or course of conduct authorized in the Code.
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