Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President the Vice President Congress the Secretary of Defense the Secretary of a military department the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Governor or legislature of any State Commonwealth or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a courtmartial may direct.
The Subcommittee on Military Personnel has jurisdiction over Department of Defense policy and programs and accounts related to military personnel and their families Reserve Component integration and employment military health care military education dependent schools POW/MIA issues Morale Welfare and Recreation commissaries cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the Department of ...
The question is sparked by the attention that media has to military personnel wearing dress uniform when testifying in front of a US Congress committee calling it 34pulling the soldier card34 in regard to Lt Col Vindman. Also US congressman from Utah mentioned that it is not required to wear uniform. The US Navy mention that
Few in Congress Democrat or Republican are likely to question the testimony of a uniformed officer with a Purple Heart he said. In military terms you might call it an influence op said the active duty Army officer who has worked in psychological operations. By wearing the uniform Vindman pulled the soldier card.
CIA officials career prosecutors Secret Service agents enlisted military personnel foreign service officers and many others have testified before Congress. In the Benghazi investigation alone over 60 career officials in the Departments of State and Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency provided testimony to Congress.
to circumvent protections provided by the Uniform Code the intent of Congress is thwarted and the constitutional rights of service per sonnel are jeopardized. After the subcommittee decided to conduct hearings on the con stitutional rights of military personnel extensive research was under
Activeduty members of the service typically wear their uniforms when they are testifying before Congress. When military officials assigned to the National Security Council go to a council meeting consisting of a number of other agency representatives they often wear formal civilian clothing.
The Secretary of a military department shall notify the Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency of any plan to implement a change to any uniform or uniform component of a member of the uniformed services. Such notification shall be made not less than three years prior to the implementation of such change.