10 U.S.C. § 823 : US Code - Section 823: Art. 23. Who may convene special courts-martial

Search 10 U.S.C. § 823 : US Code - Section 823: Art. 23. Who may convene special courts-martial

      (a) Special courts-martial may be convened by - 
        (1) any person who may convene a general court-martial;
        (2) the commanding officer of a district, garrison, fort, camp,
      station, Air Force base, auxiliary air field, or other place
      where members of the Army or the Air Force are on duty;
        (3) the commanding officer of a brigade, regiment, detached
      battalion, or corresponding unit of the Army;
        (4) the commanding officer of a wing, group, or separate
      squadron of the Air Force;
        (5) the commanding officer of any naval or Coast Guard vessel,
      shipyard, base, or station; the commanding officer of any Marine
      brigade, regiment, detached battalion, or corresponding unit; the
      commanding officer of any Marine barracks, wing, group, separate
      squadron, station, base, auxiliary air field, or other place
      where members of the Marine Corps are on duty;
        (6) the commanding officer of any separate or detached command
      or group of detached units of any of the armed forces placed
      under a single commander for this purpose; or
        (7) the commanding officer or officer in charge of any other
      command when empowered by the Secretary concerned.

      (b) If any such officer is an accuser, the court shall be
    convened by superior competent authority, and may in any case be
    convened by such authority if considered advisable by him.