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Military Personnel Need Watch How They Use Social Media

“The Department of Defense (DoD) has had to warn service members about sharing photos from military bases, while the U.S. Army has reminded soldiers that when using social media they must abide by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) at all times. That includes not posting or even linking to material that violates the UCMJ or basic rules of soldier’s conduct, while also not using the platforms to share/post negative comments about supervisors or to release sensitive information.”

There has been an uptick in courts martial charges stemming from the use of social media. Whether from sending unauthorized pictures of a sexual nature or posting pictures of classified equipment or locations, servicemembers should THINK BEFORE YOU POST. And, if you or a loved one find yourself subject to an investigation or being charged with this or any other crime under the UCMJ, please speak to an attorney experienced in military law as soon as you can.  


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