Download DA Form 2627-1 Summarized Record of Proceedings Under Article 15, Ucmj
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:
- The person tasked with ensuring that the matter is investigated promptly is the commander of the alleged offendant.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In case the service member is determined to be not guilty, the document should be destroyed.
- 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.
- 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.
- The appeal is initiated through the same form, and the final decision of the superior authority is recorded in Block 5.
- 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.