Uniform Code of Military Justice

UCMJ Guide: most often cited codes in Korea, Republic of

see in [KOR]

When reporting a crime to the US Military Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO or US Military Police) regarding a US military personnel, please refer to the following specific codes to minmize confusion and ensure better aid. All actions taken on or off-post (military base) listed below are crimes punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Please note your reporting will be a “claim” only until investigation by the authorities finally conclude guilt or innocense.

____ SEX CRIMES ____

  1. Article 120a. Rape
    • intercourse “by force and without consent”
  2. Article 120b. Carnal Knowledge
    • also referred to as “statutory rape” or “jail bait” offense
    • consensual intercourse with a person under the age of sixteen
  3. Adultery
  4. Article 134. Wrongful Cohabitation
    • openly living with someone, who is not the accused’s spouse, presenting him/herselves as a married couple, under circumstances that are prejudicial tothe good order and discipline of the armed forces or service discrediting
  5. Bigamy
    • one person who is lawfull married to one living spouse marries a second person
  6. Article 134. Indecent Exposure
    • the intentional exposing of private body parts to the public
  7. Article 134. Pandering and Prostitution
    • pimping
    • sex in exchange for something of value


  1. Article 128. Assaults
    • ranging from: simple assault (does not require actual contact) to
    • intentionally inflicting serious injury using a firearm


  1. Article 123a. and 134 Bad Check Offenses
    • making, drawing, or uttering check, draft, or order without sufficient funds
    • Check, worthless, making and uttering – by dishonorably failing to maintain funds
  2. Article 106a. Espionage


  1. Article 78. Accessory after the Fact
    • actions of a servicemember who protects a lawbreaker from the authorities
  2. Conspiracy
    • entering into an agreement to commit an offense and then taking some step (an overt act) toward accomplishing the object of that agreement

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