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REPORT OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE

GENERAL.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL,

Washington, September 6, 1911.
From: Judge Advocate General.
To: Secretary of the Navy.

Subject: Report of operations of the office of the Judge

Advocate General of the Navy for the fiscal year 1911. In compliance with the department's order of June 19, 1911, on the above subject, the following résumé of the work of this office for the period mentioned is submitted:

GENERAL COURTS-MARTIAL.
Charges and specifications drawn up in this office during the fiscal year.

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Charges withdrawn.
To other courts-martial..
On account of insanity or physical disability
Prisoners escaped....
Held by civil authorities for trial.
By order of department...

Total......
Trials delayed on account of lengthy trial and to prepare defense.

Total....
Cases tried by order of the department...

Trials held at each naval station.
Portsmouth, N. H.
Boston, Mass.
New York, N. Y
Philadelphia, Pa..
Norfolk, Va.
Mare Island, Cal.
Puget Sound, Wash.
Annapolis, Md.
Port Royal, s. C.
Camp Elliott, Isthmian Canal Zone, Panama.
Special...

34 162 287 225 268 187 79 9 5 14 48

Total...

1,318

Trials by order of officers authorized to convene general courts-martial.

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Conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline...
Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman and scandalous conduct.
Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman; scandalous conduct; conduct to

the prejudice of good order and discipline, and falsehood..
Culpable inefficiency and neglect of duty.
Culpable negligence and inefficiency in the performance of duty.
Desertion..
Disrespectful in language and deportment to his superior officer; violation of a
lawful regulation issued by the Secretary of the Navy, and conduct to the

prejudice of good order and discipline...
Drunkenness.
Drunkenness; neglect of duty, and absence without leave.
Drunkenness on duty...
Leaving station before being regularly relieved and sleeping on watch..
Neglect of duty:
Scandalous conduct tending to the destruction of good morals.
Scandalous conduct tending to the destruction of good morals, and conduct to the

prejudice of good order and discipline.
Through negligence suffering a vessel of the Navy to be run on a rock...
Acquitted....

Total...

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Schedule of principal offenses—Continued.

Navy.

Marine
Corps.

Total.

ENLISTED MEN.

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Absence without leave, or after his leave had expired..
Absence without leave and breaking arrest..
Absence without leave and fraudulent enlistment..
Absence without leave, or after his leave had expired, and conduct to the preju-

dice of good order and discipline...
Assaulting another person in the service.
Assault with intent to kul.....
Assaulting a sentinel......
Assaulting and striking a superior officer, or threat of same.
Assaulting with a deadly weapon and wounding another person in the service.
Breaking arrest..
Conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline.
Culpable inefficiency in the performance of duty.
Desertion...
Desertion and fraudulent enlistment.
Desertion and conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline, or breaking

arrest, or scandalous conduct..
Disobeying a lawful order...
Disrespectful in language and deportment to a superior officer,
Drunkenness.
Drunkenness on duty.
Falsehood.
Forgery.
Fraudulent enlistment..
Knowing of an intended mutiny ani not communicating it to his superior or

commanding officer, and conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline...
Leaving station before being regularly relieved..
Manslaughter...
Murder.
Neglect of duty.
Perjury...
Refusing to obey the lawful order of a superior officer.
Resisting arrest..
Robbery....
Scandalous conduct tending to the destruction of good morals.
Sleeping on watch or post...
Sodomy.
Theft..?
Using abusive, profane, or obscene language to a superior officer, or to another

person in the service
Violation of article 14, A. G. N.; stealing, selling, embezzling, or unlawfully dis.
posing of Government property.

Total...
Acquitted..
Disapproved....
Statute of limitations pleaded and accepted.

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Records received and revised..
Disapproved..
Acquitted...
Average trials per month.

10,763

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57 897

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Percentages of enlisted personnel in the Navy and Marine Corps tried by court-martial.

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EXAMINING BOARDS.
Officers of the Navy:

Examined for promotion.
Failed professionally
Failed physically.
Failed morally
Failed professionally and physically..

Passed for promotion..
Officers of the Marine Corps:

Examined for promotion.
Failed physically..
Passed for promotion.

1 446

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RETIRING BOARDS.

64

Officers of the Navy..
O Micers of the Marine Corps...

Total......

69

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EXAMINING BOARDS OF CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION TO THE NAVY

AS OFFICERS.
Pay
Corps:
Examined for admission..
Failed professionally.
Failed physically
Failed professionally and physically.

Passed and appointed..
Medical Corps:

Examined.
Failed professionally
Failed phrsically.
Passed and appointed.

Withdrew.
Chaplains:

3 Examined

1 Failed professionally Appointed.....

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EXAMINING BOARDS-CANDIDATES FOR SECOND LIEUTENANT,

STATES MARINE CORPS, PASSED UPON IN THIS OFFICE.
Examined.
Passed..
Failed professionally.
Failed professionaaly and physically..
Total number of examinations for promotion, Navy and Marine Corps..
Total number of examinations for retirement, Navy and Marine Corps..
Total number of examinations for admission to the Navy and Marine Corps.

Total..

102

680

LEGISLATION.

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Senate and House bills, joint resolutions, and proposed amendments referred to the

department for recommendation.
Senate bills, etc.:
Private

Favorable action recommended.
Unfavorable action recommended.
Answered without specific recommendation.

Total........
Public-

Favorable action recommended.
Unfavorable action recommended.

Total.......
Total Senate bills, etc., referred.

55 House bills, etc.: Private

Favorable action recommended.
Unfavorable action recommended.

11 Answered without specific recommendation.

Total.......
Public-

Favorable action recommended.
Unfavorable action recommended.
Total.......

Total House bills, etc., referred...
Statutes, etc., drafted:
Public bills or amendments thereto drafted and submitted to Congress..

21 The bills, etc., referred to in the last annual report of the Judge Advocate General, which were recommended or approved by the department and which became laws during the third session of the Sixty-first Congress, are as follows: S. 4239. To amend section 183 of the Revised Statutes. (Approved Feb. 13, 1911; authorizes the detail of any officer of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue-Cutter Service, in addition to those persons heretofore designated by sec. 183, as amended,

to conduct investigations, etc., and empowers such persons to administer oaths.) S. 4744. To provide that officers of the United States Navy who, under authority of

law, perform engineering duty on shore only be made additional numbers. (Émbodied in naval appropriation act approved Mar. 4, 1911, with a proviso that such officers shall be eligible to all the benefits of retirement equally with other

officers, etc.) S. 4746. To extend the provisions of section 3 of the act of October 1, 1890, to officers of the United States Navy. (Embodied in the naval appropriation act approved Mar. 4, 1911; authorizes retirement with rank to which an officer is entitled by seniority in case of his failure, when incident to the service, to qualify physically

for promotion.) H. R. 23015. To protect the dignity and honor of the uniform of the United States.

(Approved Mar. 1, 1911.) H. R. 24256. To authorize commissions to issue in the cases of officers retired or advanced on the retired list with increased rank. (Approved Mar. 4, 1911.)

The following public bills heretofore advocated by the department have again been introduced during the first session of the Sixtysecond Congress--and have received the department's approval: Retirement of enlisted men after 16, 20, and 25 years' service. (S. 291 and H. R. 1235;

the Senate bill was favorably reported May 24, 1911-Report No. 39—and is now

Calendar No. 28; no action taken as yet by House Naval Committee.) Medals of honor, to provide for award of, to officers of the Navy. (S. 2001 and H. R.

5140; not yet reported by either naval committee.) Personnel bill. (S. 2002 and H. R. 8144; not yet reported by either naval committee.) Naturalization of alien enlisted men, Navy and Marine Corps. (S. 2235 and H. R. 9326; not yet reported from respective committees.)

The following public measures, affecting the personnel of the Navy, were referred to the department for recommendation during the first

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