Military Law has three major components. One is military criminal justice, reflected in disciplinary actions against military personnel, including courts-martial proceedings. The other major component involves protections for persons on active duty and their families, including the right to reemployment in their civilian job after military service and rights under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and similar state laws. These protections involve rights on many topics, including eviction, foreclosure, installment contracts, insurance, unpaid taxes, court appearances if they are served with a complaint in a lawsuit (including protection against default). These rights are particularly important during overseas deployment, but in many instances also protect servicemembers stationed stateside as well. The third component is Veteran’s Benefits.
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