Figure 11-2B.-Charge Sheet DD Form 458, back.
specifications. The charge identifies by number tie
only one charge, but several specifications thereunder.
UCMJ article that has allegedly been violated. The
specification provides alleged facts concerning the
violation (the where, when, what, and how).
A charge states the article of the code, law of war,
or local penal law of an occupied territory that the
accused is alleged to have violated. The particular
subdivision of an article (for example, Article 118(1))
should not be included in the charge. When there are
numerous infractions of the same article, there will be
There may also be several charges, but each must allege
a violation of a different article of the code.
If there is only one charge, it is not numbered. When
there is more than one charge, each charge is numbered
by a Roman numeral. Charges preferred after others
have been preferred are labeled additional charges and
are also numbered with Roman numerals, beginning
with I if there is more than one additional charge. These
ordinarily relate to offenses not known at the time or
committed after the original charges were preferred.
Additional charges do not require a separate trial if