Current Publications

2023 Manual for Courts-Martial


Previously Published Editions     

2019 MCM - PDF

2016 MCM - PDF

2012 MCM - PDF

2012 MCM Supplement - PDF                   



Updates to MCM

Availability of proposed amendments to MCM (2024 ed.) & notice of public meeting

Pursuant to the notice of availability in 88 FR 72051 (Oct 19, 2023), the DoD requests comments on proposed changes to the MCM and supplementary materials. The proposed changes are at this link. 

See the notice of availability, linked above, for instructions on submitting comments. 

Update2: Please see instructions on the remote attendance option on Nov. 14. 2023 at this link.

Supplemental materials for MCM (2024 ed). 

Update: 31 Oct 2023. The supplemental materials for the Manual for Courts-Martial (2024 edition) are now approved by the DoD General Counsel, and their formal publication in the federal register will be announced soon. They are posted here. These supplemental materials offer non-binding materials to assist users of the MCM (2024 edition), which will incorporate amendments made by Annex 2 and 3 of E.O. 14103, generally effective December 27, 2023, or later. (Refer to the text of the Executive Order for further information about the effective dates of the Annexes). The amendments to the Discussion sections in Parts II and III of the MCM (2024 edition) are effective insofar as the Rules they supplement are effective.

Appendix 2.1 

Update: Appendix 2.1 is revised as of October 25, 2023 and is posted here. It will be added to the forthcoming MCM (2024 edition) at a later date. 

Note regarding MCM (2023 edition)

Update: The MCM (2023 edition) has been updated with an approved Preface as of September 15, 2023. This edition will be digital only and will not include the supplementary materials typically found within the MCM except for a Preface. Practitioners should refer to the supplemental materials (e.g., Discussions) and appendices (excluding Appendix 2.1 which is posted above) in the MCM (2019 edition) until further notice. A subsequent MCM (2024 edition) will incorporate Annexes 2 and 3 of the Executive Order and is forthcoming. 

U.S. Marine Corps' chart "Flow of Allegation to Referral" under Special Trial Counsel construct

Link here to Marine Corps website.