I want to record my interview with law enforcement or a meeting I will have with my commander. Can I do that?

No. That’s a really bad idea. If you are considering trying to secretly record a conversation with your commander or supervisor, and especially if you want to try to record an interview with law enforcement, you really should be consulting with an attorney who specializes in the UCMJ. In many states, the law requires two party consent to record a conversation. Even in what we call “one party” states, if you are on a military installation, you are now dealing with federal law. Trying to record your interview with law enforcement is especially poor decision-making, since special provisions govern recording official interrogations, etc. These issues do not even begin to consider whether there is a colorable argument that in secretly recording a conversation whether you’ve also separately committed an Article 134, UCMJ or Article 133, UCMJ offense. For more information about the complexities of this issue, please read this blogpost.

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