MISSION: To ensure the safety, good order and discipline of the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder military communities.

Misconduct by Civilians

ARMY IN EUROPE REGULATION (AER) 27-9 is the governing regulation. This regulation applies to all civilians receiving individual logistical support (ILS).

  • Civilians are not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
  • Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe is the Civilian Misconduct Action Authority (CMAA) for USAREUR and can remove logistical support from anyone receiving ILS
  • For Civilian Misconduct purposes, that authority is delegated to garrison commanders as CMAAs for their respective areas of responsibility
  • In accordance with AER 27-9, the CMAA and his or her assistant provide support to Department of Defense Dependents Schools when reports of misconduct are received
  • Actions that can be taken range from verbal counseling for minor offenses to the Early Return of Dependents, the curtailment of the sponsor’s tour and barment from USAREUR
  • Host Nations have exclusive criminal jurisdiction over civilians under the Status of Forces agreement (SOFA) while the United States Military Services have administrative jurisdiction to address incidents of misconduct
  • Under SOFA and the dual jurisdiction listed therein, it is not double jeopardy for Host Nation to take a criminal or punitive action and for the CMAA to take administrative action

Traffic Offenses

  • AER 190-1 is the governing regulation regarding all traffic related offenses
  • Commander or supervisor of the civilian receiving ILS/Command Sponsorship will address these offenses
  • CMAA will take action for serious offenses and repeat offenders as the situation dictates