Uniform Code of Military Justice

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"Do I need to remind you that lying to a superior officer is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice?"
— Captain Piers Ewen[1]

The Uniform Code of Military Justice is the primary legal code for matters of internal military law within the United Nations Space Command's Armed Forces, enforced by the UNSC Judge Advocate General's Corps.[2]

The code covers obeying the orders of superior officers appointed by the UNSC.[3][4] In addition, lying to a superior officer is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.[1] In accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice, all recruits of the UNSC had to be a minimum of eighteen years of age,[5] though recruits may enlist at the age of sixteen with parental consent.[6] The use of child soldiers is a violation of six articles of the code of justice; the SPARTAN-II program and SPARTAN-III program violated the code.[2]

During an active UPSILON biohazard response, any breach of biological containment against a Flood outbreak also results in severe consequences under the UCMJ.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Halo: Retribution, p. 110
  2. ^ a b Halo: Silent Storm, p. 167
  3. ^ Halo 4 Infinity Challenge Enlistment Verification
  4. ^ Halo 4 Global Championship, 2013 Enlistment Verification
  5. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, p. 84
  6. ^ Halo Waypoint: Franklin Mendez
  7. ^ Halo Infinite, Armor Hall: Transgressor - Kit Description "ALERT! PROTOCOL UPSILON IS ACTIVE Immediately move to limit Flood expansion and initiate full quarantine. All UEG and UNSC rules of engagement are suspended for duration of containment efforts. Infected personnel are to be killed on sight and their remains cremated, if possible. Spartans are expressively prohibited from attempting treatment of infected individuals. Additionally, all personnel must wear appropriate protective gear and follow decontamination protocols when entering or exiting designated quarantine zones. Any breach of biological containment will result in severe consequences under the UCMJ."