1. Personnel are punished only as a result of their
2. They will not be punished again if they learn to
conform to Navy standards of conduct.
The administration of punishment is not personal;
therefore, those who administer it should be shown no
malice (hate). They are carrying out their duties as
required by Navy Regulations.
REVIEW 3 QUESTIONS
Q1. What method does the Navy use to help Sailors
work as a unit with maximum efficiency?
Q2. What is the purpose of discipline in the military?
Q3. What theory of punishment does the Navy use?
Q4. What two things should a recipient of Navy
REGULATIONS THAT GOVERN THE
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter, you
will be able to
Recall various parts of the Navy Regulations and
Identify types of courts-martial, purpose of the
report of offense, and the procedures for redress
Figure 2-2 shows the three official sources that set
forth the basic disciplinary laws for the Navy. These
sources are the Uniform Code of Military Justice
(UCMJ) (contained in the Manual for Courts-Martial,
1995 Edition), United States Navy Regulations
(commonly called Navy Regs), and the Standard
Organization and Regulations of the U.S. Navy .
You probably have heard the saying: Ignorance of
the law is no excuse. This is a true saying. If it werent,
personnel could excuse their misconduct merely by
saying they didnt know there was a law against it.
When you entered the Navy, you agreed to live by the
Navys laws and regulations. However, you do need
time to learn all the rules you must obey. You should
make every effort to learn them as soon as possible to
avoid embarrassing situations.
The U.S. Navy Regulations you must learn about are
discussed first. Then the
Standard Organization and
Regulations of the U.S. Navy
and the UCMJ are
U.S. NAVY REGULATIONS
The articles published in United States Navy
Regulations describe the principal parts of the
Department of the Navy. They also describe the duties,
authority, and responsibilities of some of the offices
within the Department of the Navy, such as the
Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations,
and the commanding officer. You will find the
regulations concerning the honors and ceremonies
given to civilian and military officials of the United
States and foreign governments in the Navy Regs.
U.S. Navy Regulations describe the rights and
responsibilities of all Navy members. As you become
more familiar with the regulations that govern the Navy,
you can see that they are written to protect you and to
provide guidance affecting your day-to-day routine.
The Chief of Naval Operations is responsible for
ensuring the U.S. Navy Regulations conform to the
current needs of the Department of the Navy. U.S. Navy
Regulations and changes to it are issued by the
Secretary of the Navy after being approved by the
President of the United States.