deposition officer who, together with counsel, takes
6. The deposition is then taken.
7. Oral questions and the answers are transcribed
5. The command receiving the deposition form
verbatim, signed by the deponent, authenticated by
appoints a deposition officer, counsel for the
the deposition officer, and returned to the TC.
government and accused, and a reporter. However, if
charges have been referred to trial, the accused must
The Interrogatories and Deposition, DD Form
consent to the appointment of a second counsel (other
456 (fig. 3-5), illustrates a completed written
than counsel who will represent the accused before
deposition. Figure 3-6 shows the format to be used in
the court) to represent him or her.
SUGGESTED FORMAT FOR DEPOSITION ON ORAL DEPOSITION
U N I T E D S T A T E S
VERY C. PISTOL
Electricians Mate Third Class
U.S. Naval Support Activity, Naples
TC: Let the record reflect that this deposition proceeding commenced at 0915 hours,
on 12 September 19CY, at the courtroom at Naval Legal Service Office, Naples, Italy,
pursuant to the authority attached hereto as enclosure (1). Present at the taking of the
Lieutenant Mary N. Christmas, Trial Counsel, certified in accordance with Article
27(b), UCMJ, and previously sworn.
Lieutenant John A. Dot, Defense Counsel, certified in accordance with Article 27(b),
UCMJ, and previously sworn.
Figure 3-6.-Sample format for oral deposition.