1137. Obligation to Report Offenses
Persons in the naval service shall report as
soon as possible to superior authority all
offenses under the Uniform Code of Military
Justice which come under their observation,
except when such persons are themselves
already criminally involved in such offenses at
the time such offenses first come under their
You should report all offenses under the UCMJ that
you see to the proper authority unless reporting the
offense would incriminate yourself. This is known as
1138. Responsibilities Concerning Marijuana,
Narcotics and Other Controlled Substances
Personnel may not bring on board any naval
activity, or have in their possession at any time,
marijuana, narcotics, or any controlled substances.
1140. Capture by an Enemy
A person in the naval service who is captured by the
enemy is required to give name, grade or rate, service
number, and date of birth. That person will make no
statement disloyal to, critical of, or harmful to the
United States or its allies.
1142. Unavoidable Separation from a
Persons who become separated from their ship,
station, or unit by shipwreck, disaster, or other
unavoidable happening, should proceed to the nearest
U.S. military activity as soon as possible.
1143. Report of a Communicable Disease
Personnel should report any suspicions of
communicable disease to their medical representative.
Personnel must take the immunizations prescribed
for them as scheduled.
1145. Service Examinations
No persons in the Navy, without proper authority,
should have or attempt to have in their possession, any
examination papers, any part or copy thereof, or any
examination answer sheets. They also must not obtain,
sell, publish, give, purchase, receive, or reproduce any
of these examination products.
1150. Redress of Wrong Committed by a
A person who believes a superior has wronged
him/her or is guilty of misconduct should submit a
complaint to his/her commanding officer.
1151. Direct Communication with the
The right of any person in the naval service
to communicate with the commanding officer
in a proper manner, and at a proper time and
place, shall not be denied or restricted.
1152. Suggestions for Improvement
Any person in the Navy may submit suggestions or
constructive criticism about efficiency or economical
methods of administration or management within the
Department of the Navy. Suggestions or criticism
should be submitted to the Secretary of the Navy
through the chain of command.
1154. Communications to the Congress
Personnel may not, in their official capacity, apply
to Congress for congressional action of any kind or
provide information requested by Congress. The only
exception to this regulation is such communication as
authorized by the Secretary of the Navy or as provided
1155. Dealings with Members of Congress
All persons may write to their congressmen in a
personal or private capacity on any subject as long as
they do not violate security regulations or the law.