Figure 6-1.-Three official sources for basic disciplinary laws.
personnel in the Navy should know. This listing
serves only as a starting place for you to learn about
Navy regulations. You are responsible for learning
and obeying all regulations. These regulations are not
punitive articles, but laws under which the Navy
operates. Many exist for your own protection. Failure
to obey any regulation subjects the offender to
charges under article 92, UCMJ (Failure to obey
order or regulation).
In the following excerpts the first two digits of
the article number indicate the chapter of Navy Regs
from which the article is taken. When the article
itself is self-explanatory, the article is presented in
block quotation exactly as stated in Navy Regs; no
further explanation is given. Articles that are lengthy
and, in some cases, difficult to interpret are
paraphrased to give you a brief overview of the
contents of the article.