Executive Order 11430

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (Title 10, United States Code, Ch. 47), and as President of the United States, I hereby prescribe the following Manual for Courts-Martial, to be designated as ‘‘Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1969.’’

This manual shall be in force and effect in the armed forces of the United States on and after January 1, 1969, with respect to all court-martial processes taken on and after that date:

Provided, That nothing contained in this Manual shall be construed to invalidate any investigation, trial in which arraignment has been had, or other action begun prior to January 1, 1969; and any such investigation, trial, or other action begun prior to that date, may be conlpleted in accordance with the applicable laws, Executive orders, and regulations pertaining to the various armed forces in the same manner and with the same effect as if this Manua1 had not been prescribed:
Provided further, That nothing contained in this Manual shall be construed to make punishable any act done or comitted prior to the effective date of this Manual which mas not punishable when done or committed:
Provided further, That the maximum punishment for an offense committed prior to January 1, 1969, shall not exceed the applicable limit in effect at the time of the commission of such offense:
And provided further, That for cases arising under section 12 of the Act of May 5, 1950, 64 Stat. 107, (50 U.S.C. 740), the provisions of paragraph 110, Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1951, shall remain in effect.

Signature of Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
The White House,
September 11, 1968.



• The 600+ pages that accompanies EO 11430 and makes up most of the MCM of 1969 can be found HERE, (PDF)

• The Act of May 5, 1950 (64 Stat. 107), better known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (circa. 1951), can be found HERE

Rescinds        Enacts   
Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1951
See Related:
Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1969
  • Executive Order 11430, September 11, 1968
  • None - See 1969, Revised Edition
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).