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
- 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