The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of State (DoS) both have worldwide footprints; federal civilian employees from both departments and the civilian contractors they employ deploy to nearly every location that active duty personnel are found, including in combat zones. However, unlike members of the armed forces who answer to a single military commander for their actions and are subject to a uniform code of discipline—specifically, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)—DoD and DoS civilian employees and contractors are generally not subject to the administrative or disciplinary control of any person physically in country with the ability to subject them to any form of meaningful discipline. Although Article 2(a) of the UCMJ also contains provisions that provide authority for the military to govern the conduct of civilians who accompany the Armed Forces, these provisions have largely lain dormant.
This paper posits that reviving Article 2(a)(10) of the UCMJ by placing all federal civilian employees who deploy to combat zones in support of military operations under military jurisdiction would go far in resolving the accountability issues that exist. If federal civilians are subject to military control, it would reasonably follow that the contractors they hire should be similarly subject to the same control.
|Advisor:||Craver, Charles B.|
|School:||The George Washington University|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Law, Military studies|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be