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Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals

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Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals

The Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals (CGCCA) is the intermediate appellate court for criminal convictions in the U.S. Coast Guard. It is located in Arlington, Virginia.

The Court was established under Article 66, Chief Judge have other primary duties, so that their service on the Court constitutes a collateral duty.


Review of courts-martial

In general, the Court reviews and acts on the records by affirming, reversing, or modifying in part the findings or sentence in each case of trial by court-martial in which the sentence, as approved, extends to death; dismissal of a commissioned officer or cadet; dishonorable discharge; bad conduct discharge; or confinement of one year or more. The Court also reviews other courts-martial with lesser sentences if the Judge Advocate General so directs.

After CGCCA review, the next level of appeal is to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Writ review

Also reviewed by the Court are petitions for extraordinary writs, petitions for new trial which have been referred to the Court, and appeals by the United States under Article 62, UCMJ.


The judges may be commissioned officers or civilians. As of 2013, the Court is constituted[1] as follows:

  • Chief Judge Lane I. McClelland
  • Judge Patrick J. McGuire
  • Judge Brian T. McTague
  • Judge John F. Havranek
  • Judge Charlie M. Johnson
  • Judge Kathleen A. Duignan
  • Judge Andrew J. Norris
  • Clerk of the Court: Andrew A. Alder

See also

External links

  • Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals


  1. ^ CGCCA Court Listing
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