The National Institute of Military Justice was formed in 1991 by Eugene R. Fidell, Kevin J. Barry, Admiral John. S. Jenkins, and Stephen A. Saltzburg, to meet the special need for an effective, professional, public-interest group focused on the military justice system and related aspects of the administrative discharge system.
In its 25+ years of operation, NIMJ has been actively involved as a nongovernmental organization in the military justice system, filing amicus curiae briefs with the courts, publishing books on the rules of practice in military courts-martial, providing suggestions for changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, observing the ongoing military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, providing expert commentary on military justice matters, and sponsoring symposia on international military justice, as well as other activities to educate the American public on the workings of its military justice system. We are incorporated in Washington, D.C.
Our Directors and Advisors have decades of experience as military Judge Advocates in the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, and include scholars who focus on domestic and international military law and justice, the law of war and military commissions, and veterans’ issues that are affected by the military justice system. Our Advisors are a vital resource for those seeking to understand the functioning of the military justice system in the United States.