DA Form 2627-1 Summarized Record of Proceedings Under Article 15, Ucmj

What Is DA Form 2627-1?

DA Form 2627-1, Summarized Record of Proceedings Under Article 15, UCMJ is a form used to reflect and document proceedings under Article 15, UCMJ conducted while performing internal investigations. Summarized Article 15 proceedings are considered informal and may not be applied to commissioned or warrant officers.

The newest form - sometimes confused with the DD Form 2627, Request for Government Approval for Aircrew Qualifications and Training - was released by the Department of the Army (DA) in October 2011 with all previous editions being obsolete. An up-to-date DA Form 2627-1 fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Army Publishing Directorate website.

There are two forms related to the DA 2627-1: the DA Form 2627, Record of Proceedings Under Article 15, UCMJ, and the DA Form 2627-2, Record of Supplementary Action Under Article 15, UCMJ. Both are used to document the specific procedures taken under Article 15 and nonjudicial punishments for minor offenses.

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SUMMARIZED RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS UNDER ARTICLE 15, UCMJ
For use of this form, see AR 27-10, Chapter 3; the proponent agency is OTJAG-CL.
A summarized Article 15 may only be used for enlisted personnel. The punishments that may be imposed are limited to: extra duty for 14 days or less,
restriction for 14 days or less, an oral reprimand/admonition, or any combination thereof. The imposing commander will ensure that the Soldier understands the
rights found on page 2 of this form. An NCO will normally go over these rights with the Soldier.
NAME
GRADE
SSN
UNIT & LOCATION
1. On
the above Soldier was informed that the commander was considering imposition of nonjudicial punishment under
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the provisions of Article 15, UCMJ, Summarized Proceedings, for the following misconduct:
2. The member was advised that no statement was required, but that any statement made could be used against him or her in the proceeding or in a court -
martial. The member was also informed of the right to demand trial by court-martial, the right to present matters in defense, extenuation and/or mitigation, that
any matters presented would be considered by me before deciding whether to impose punishment, the type or amount of punishment, if imposed, and that no
punishment would be imposed unless I was convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the service member committed the misconduct. The service member
was afforded the opportunity to take 24 hours to make a decision regarding these rights. No demand for trial by court-martial was made. After considering all
matters presented, the following punishment was imposed:
Guilty of all offenses
Guilty of the offenses not lined out
OR
OR
Not guilty of all offenses (destroy form)
Based on the findings, I imposed the following punishment (s):
Extra Duty for
days (max of 14)
Restriction for
days (max of 14)
Oral reprimand or admonition
The punishment(s) of
(was / were)
suspended, to be automatically remitted if not vacated before
.
(date)
3. I advised the Soldier of his or her right to appeal to the next superior authority within five (5) calendar days, that an appeal made after that time could be
rejected as untimely, and that the punishment was effective immediately unless otherwise stated. The Soldier:
Elected immediately not to appeal
Requested a reasonable time to decide whether to appeal.
NAME, RANK, AND ORGANIZATION OF COMMANDER
SIGNATURE
DATE
4. (Initial appropriate block, date, and sign)
a.
I do not appeal.
b.
I appeal and do not submit matters for consideration. c.
I appeal and submit additional matters
NAME AND RANK OF SERVICE MEMBER
SIGNATURE
DATE
5. After consideration of all matters presented in appeal, the appeal is:
Denied
Granted as follows:
NAME, RANK, AND ORGANIZATION OF COMMANDER
SIGNATURE
DATE
6. I have seen the action taken on my appeal.
SIGNATURE OF SERVICE MEMBER
DATE
7. ALLIED DOCUMENTS AND/OR COMMENTS
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SUMMARIZED RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS UNDER ARTICLE 15, UCMJ
For use of this form, see AR 27-10, Chapter 3; the proponent agency is OTJAG-CL.
A summarized Article 15 may only be used for enlisted personnel. The punishments that may be imposed are limited to: extra duty for 14 days or less,
restriction for 14 days or less, an oral reprimand/admonition, or any combination thereof. The imposing commander will ensure that the Soldier understands the
rights found on page 2 of this form. An NCO will normally go over these rights with the Soldier.
NAME
GRADE
SSN
UNIT & LOCATION
1. On
the above Soldier was informed that the commander was considering imposition of nonjudicial punishment under
, 20
the provisions of Article 15, UCMJ, Summarized Proceedings, for the following misconduct:
2. The member was advised that no statement was required, but that any statement made could be used against him or her in the proceeding or in a court -
martial. The member was also informed of the right to demand trial by court-martial, the right to present matters in defense, extenuation and/or mitigation, that
any matters presented would be considered by me before deciding whether to impose punishment, the type or amount of punishment, if imposed, and that no
punishment would be imposed unless I was convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the service member committed the misconduct. The service member
was afforded the opportunity to take 24 hours to make a decision regarding these rights. No demand for trial by court-martial was made. After considering all
matters presented, the following punishment was imposed:
Guilty of all offenses
Guilty of the offenses not lined out
OR
OR
Not guilty of all offenses (destroy form)
Based on the findings, I imposed the following punishment (s):
Extra Duty for
days (max of 14)
Restriction for
days (max of 14)
Oral reprimand or admonition
The punishment(s) of
(was / were)
suspended, to be automatically remitted if not vacated before
.
(date)
3. I advised the Soldier of his or her right to appeal to the next superior authority within five (5) calendar days, that an appeal made after that time could be
rejected as untimely, and that the punishment was effective immediately unless otherwise stated. The Soldier:
Elected immediately not to appeal
Requested a reasonable time to decide whether to appeal.
NAME, RANK, AND ORGANIZATION OF COMMANDER
SIGNATURE
DATE
4. (Initial appropriate block, date, and sign)
a.
I do not appeal.
b.
I appeal and do not submit matters for consideration. c.
I appeal and submit additional matters
NAME AND RANK OF SERVICE MEMBER
SIGNATURE
DATE
5. After consideration of all matters presented in appeal, the appeal is:
Denied
Granted as follows:
NAME, RANK, AND ORGANIZATION OF COMMANDER
SIGNATURE
DATE
6. I have seen the action taken on my appeal.
SIGNATURE OF SERVICE MEMBER
DATE
7. ALLIED DOCUMENTS AND/OR COMMENTS
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SUMMARIZED ARTICLE 15 RIGHTS, MAXIMUM PUNISHMENTS, AND FILING:
Article 15, UCMJ, is a federal law that permits commanding officers to conduct non-judicial proceedings for minor offenses. A Soldier may refuse Article 15
proceedings and demand trial by court-martial, unless attached to or embarked on a vessel. A Commander may find a Soldier guilty of an offense at an Article
15 proceeding only after being convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the Soldier is guilty.
Summarized Article 15 procedures are the most informal type of Article 15 proceeding and are governed by the rules in AR 27-10, Chapter 3,
paragraph 3-16. Summarized Article 15 procedures may not be used for warrant or commissioned officers.
SOLDIERS HAVE THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS AT A SUMMARIZED ARTICLE 15 PROCEEDING:
a.
To refuse Article 15 proceedings and demand trial by court-martial if not attached to or embarked on a vessel. If a Soldier demands trial by court-martial,
the trial could be a Summary, Special, or General Court-Martial. A Soldier may also object to trial by Summary Court-Martial. At a Special or General
Court-Martial, a Soldier is entitled to be represented by qualified military defense counsel, or by civilian counsel at no expense to the government.
b.
To remain silent and to not make any statement about the charged offenses. Any statement made may be used against the Soldier in any other proceeding,
including a trial by court-martial.
c.
To confront witnesses, to examine the evidence, and to present matters in defense, extenuation, or mitigation.
d.
To appeal the findings and punishment to the next superior authority.
e.
To be given a reasonable amount of time (normally 24 hours) to decide whether to accept summarized Article 15 procedures or to demand trial by court-
martial. Because of the limited nature of potential punishments under a summarized Article 15 proceeding, the Soldier has no right to consult with legal
counsel.
MAXIMUM PUNISHMENTS UNDER SUMMARIZED ARTICLE 15 PROCEEDINGS:
Regardless of the rank of the commander imposing a summarized Article 15, the maximum punishment may not exceed 14 days extra duty, 14 days restriction,
an oral reprimand or admonition, or any combination thereof.
THE RECORDING AND FILING OF SUMMARIZED ARTICLE 15 FORMS:
The proceedings will be reflected on DA Form 2627-1. This form will be maintained locally in the unit’s nonjudicial punishment file (file number 27-10f).
The form will be destroyed at the end of two years from the date of imposition of the punishment, or upon the Soldier’s transfer from the unit, whichever occurs
first. A copy will be provided to the Soldier if a request is submitted during the filing period. The DA 2627-1 is not filed in the Soldier’s Official Military
Personnel File (OMPF).
THE NEED TO IMPROVE STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE AND CONDUCT:
Soldiers found guilty at any Article 15 proceeding, including a summarized proceeding, are considered to be on notice that they must improve their conduct and
performance. An Article 15, whether summarized or formal, may form the basis, in whole or in part, for an administrative separation that results in a less than
honorable discharge. Soldiers are strongly encouraged to exhibit the behavior necessary to receive an Honorable Discharge. If not, one or more of the
following situations may occur:
a.
The Soldier may be separated with a General Discharge under Honorable Conditions or with an Other Than Honorable Discharge.
b.
A Soldier separated with less than an honorable discharge may be barred from ever enlisting again, may encounter problems securing civilian employment,
and may forfeit the many benefits generally associated with an Honorable Discharge.
e.
The Soldier should know that the likelihood of upgrading a less than honorable discharge, while possible, is unlikely.
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How to Fill out DA Form 2627-1?

Procedural guidelines and additional information can be found in the AR 27-10, Military Justice, released in May 2016. DA Form 2627-1 instructions are as follows:

  1. The person tasked with ensuring that the matter is investigated promptly is the commander of the alleged offendant.
  2. The procedures start with a preliminary investigation which determines if the service member is eligible for summarized proceedings. A DA 2627-1 should be completed in case the answer is positive.
  3. After that, the designated subordinate officer, noncommissioned officer, or commander has to notify the service member of their rights and the intent to initiate summarized proceedings under Article 15.
  4. The service member is usually given about 24 hours to decide whether they want to demand a trial by court-martial. If they refuse, the commander must proceed with the hearing.
  5. All procedures should be summarized on the DA 2627-1. The document requires the personal identifying data of the alleged offendant and the commander, along with both of their signatures and a description of the misconduct the service member has been accused of.
  6. In case the service member is determined to be not guilty, the document should be destroyed.
  7. If the service member is found guilty, the imposed punishment should is indicated in the form. The maximum punishment under summarized Article 15 is limited to an oral reprimand, extra duty for a maximum of 14 days, restriction for a maximum of 14 days, or any combination thereof.
  8. The soldier must be counseled on their rights to appeal. Block 4 requires the name and rank of the service member along with their signature, date and a confirmation of the decision to appeal.
  9. The appeal is initiated through the same form, and the final decision of the superior authority is recorded in Block 5.
  10. Block 7 is reserved for listing any related documents and providing additional comments.

The DA Form 2627-1 is to be maintained in the unit's nonjudicial punishment file. It should be destroyed after two years from the date when the punishment was imposed, or if the soldier transfers from the unit.

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