United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Law and Legal Definition

The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF ) is the primary civilian appellate tribunal responsible for reviewing court martial convictions from all military services. It is an Article I court that exercises worldwide appellate jurisdiction over members who are on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Other persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice are also covered by the CAAF. The court is composed of five civilian judges. These judges are appointed by the U.S. President for a period of 15years.