IV, Section 6, Constitution of the State of
Missouri, designates the Governor as the Commander-in-Chief
of the military forces of the State; and
III, Section 46, Constitution of the State of
Missouri, provides that the General Assembly
shall provide for the organization, equipment,
regulations and functions of an adequate militia,
and shall conform the same as nearly as practicable
to the regulations of the government of the
Armed Forces of the United States; and
32 United States Code, Sections 326 through
333 provides for a system of military justice
for the National Guard not in Federal service,
and allows for courts-martial constituted like
similar courts of the Army and Air Force; and
40, Revised Statutes of Missouri, authorizes
the Governor to prescribe regulations for the
implementation and effectuation of the State
Military Code of Justice.
I, JOHN ASHCROFT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI,
under the authority vested in me, hereby prescribe
the following Manual for Courts-Martial to be
designated as "Missouri Manual for Courts-Martial,
General shall cause this Manual to be reviewed
annually and shall recommend to the Governor
any appropriate amendments.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed
the Great Seal of the State of Missouri,
in the City of Jefferson, on this 22nd day
of August, 1986.
||[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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