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Punitive Articles of the UCMJ

Article 134 – Unauthorized Insignia



See Paragraph 60.


(1) That the accused wore a certain insignia, decoration, badge, ribbon, device, or lapel button upon the accused’s uniform or civilian clothing;

(2) That the accused was not authorized to wear the item;

(3) That the wearing was wrongful; and

(4) That, under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.



Lesser included offenses.

Article 80—attempts

Maximum punishment.

Bad-conduct discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 6 months.

Above Information from Manual for Court Martial, 2002, Chapter 4, Paragraph 113

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