Interviewer: What is a service member really up against in a military Court Martial
Tipon: In a military prosecution, military service members are up against the
best trial lawyers that the Army, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and
the Navy are willing to put up against you. When they make a decision
to charge you with a crime, they want to make sure that you’re convicted.
So, the military is going to put together a team of the best prosecutors.
They’re going to put together a team that consists of OSI, NCIS,
and CID agents to gather evidence against you. They’re going to
put together a team that is going to ensure that you go to jail for the
crime that you are suspected of.
Make no mistake about it, they don’t suspect you of being innocent—they
suspect you of being guilty, and the military is trying to make sure that
they haven’t made a bad prosecution.