(A) Each general court-martial shall keep a separate record of the proceedings in each case brought before it, and the record shall be authenticated by the signature of the military judge. If the record cannot be authenticated by the military judge by reason of death, disability, or absence, it shall be authenticated by the signature of the trial counsel or by that of a member if the trial counsel is unable to authenticate it by reason of death, disability, or absence. In a court-martial consisting of only a military judge, the record shall be authenticated by the court reporter under the same conditions that would impose such a duty on a member under this division .
(B) Each special and summary court-martial shall keep a separate record of the proceedings in each case, and the record shall be authenticated in the manner required by regulations prescribed by the adjutant general.
(1) A complete record of the proceedings and testimony shall be prepared in the following cases:
(a) Each case tried before a general court-martial in which the sentence adjudged includes a dismissal, a discharge, or any punishment that exceeds the punishment that may otherwise be adjudged by a special court-martial;
(b) Each case tried before a special court-martial in which the sentence adjudged includes a bad-conduct discharge or confinement for more than six months.
(2) In all other cases tried before a court-martial, the record shall contain any matters that are required by regulations of the adjutant general. A copy of the record of the proceedings of each general and special court-martial shall be given to the accused as soon as it is authenticated.
Cite as R.C. § 5924.54
History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.138, HB 490, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.
Effective Date: 07-17-1970