Military Judge of a Military Commission Law and Legal Definition

A military judge is a commissioned officer of the armed forces who is a member of the bar of a Federal court, or a member of the bar of the highest court of a State. A military judge must be qualified as a military judge of general courts-martial by the Judge Advocate General of the armed force. A person will be disqualified to act as military judge of a military commission if such person is the accuser or a witness or acted as investigator or a counsel in the same case. A military judge is detailed to each military commission. The military judge will preside over each military commission to which such military judge is detailed. [10 USCS § 948j]