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TC shall cause a copy of ROT to be served on the accused after authentication.

Substitute service rules provided. RCM 1104(b).

  1. UCMJ, Article 54(c) requires such service as soon as the ROT is authenticated.
  2. In United States v. Cruz-Rijos , 1 M.J. 429 (C.M.A. 1976), the CMA added the requirement that this is done well before CA takes action.
  3. Substitute service on the DC is a permissible alternative. See United States v.Derksen , 24 M.J. 818 (A.C.M.R. 1987).

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