TC shall cause a copy of ROT to be served on the accused after authentication.
Substitute service rules provided. RCM 1104(b).
- UCMJ, Article 54(c) requires such service as soon as the ROT is authenticated.
- 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.
- Substitute service on the DC is a permissible alternative. See United States v.Derksen , 24 M.J. 818 (A.C.M.R. 1987).