Convening Authority

Definition of "Convening Authority"
  1. An officer who has the power to assemble a court-martial or his or her succeeding commander
How to use "Convening Authority" in a sentence
  1. Following protocol, the Convening Authority commands the assembly of a new court-martial.
  2. Under military law, only the Convening Authority could call for a court-martial.
  3. The power of the Convening Authority was recognized by all units, standing by for his call to assemble a court-martial.

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