Commanding Officer In Military Authority

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CONTENT
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1 INTRODUCTION 2
2 HIGHER AUTHORITY 2
3 APPROPRIATE SUPERIOR AUTHORITY 2
4 APRROVING AUTHORITY 2-4
5 CONCLUSION 5
6 BIBLIOGRAPHY 6

INTRODUCTION
COMMANDING OFFICER
One meaning of ‘commanding officer’ is the highest ranking officers and commander of an unit. The term of ‘commanding officer’ could also be used to refer to the officer whom one directly reported to the top management. Occasionally, it simply identified an officer who has the higher rank in unit. In military, commanding officers is the person who had a higher rank such as Brigadier General and above.
According to regulation 2 of the Armed Forces ( Summary Jurisdiction ) regulation 1976 state that “Commanding Officers” in relation to any person, means
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For example, an officer may be arrested by an officer of the regular forces o superior rank, or engaged in a mutiny, quarrel or disorder, by such an officer that have the higher rank.
Beside that, an officer shall not be arrested by virtue of his subsection except on the other officers. It means here, the person who had a highest rank.
• Appropriate superior authority
Armed force section 101 (2) state that the person “ Commanding Officers” may act as appropriate superior authority because this act have relation to person who in charge with an offense, means such officer have power in command a troop or battalion and so on.
• Approving authority
There are sect shall have effect where commanding officer has investigated a charge against an appointed officers or against servicemen and volunteer if :-
a) The charge Is not which can be dealt with summarily and the commanding officer has not dismissed it
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A punishment of detention or field punishment awarded by a commanding officer to a non commissioned officer ii. Where commanding officer awarded more than 28 days detention or filed punishment.
b) reduction of rank
c) a fine
d) severe reprimand
e) forfeiture of good conduct badges.

CONCLUSION
In conclusion, we can see that a person as a “Commanding Officers”, have a most difficult task of all is to impose a punishment on the offender. “Commanding Officers” has special powers such as a Magistrate. When the accused has pleaded guilty, the punishment must be meted out on the spot. Although there are guidelines in Act 77, but “Commanding Officers” should make the best selection of the fairest punishment.
Task 'discussed along' members who accused also perhaps take place every month. Various errors such as drug abuse, Absent Without Leave, stealing, desertion and so on. As a “Commanding Officers”, need to perform a task with the utmost objective of insufficiency, particularly in researching the type of offense, the background of the members and when sentenced. For “Commanding Officers”, the most severe punishment may be given to the offender is Prisoners for 90 days or 3 month but not more than that.

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