The Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (AFCCA) is an independent appellate judicial body authorized by Congress and established by the Judge Advocate General of the Air Force pursuant to the exclusive authority under 10 U.S.C. § 866(a). The Court hears and decides appeals of United States Air Force court-martial convictions and appeals pendente lite. Its appellate judges are assigned to the Court by The Judge Advocate General. The Judge Advocate General instructs court-martial convening authorities to take action in accordance with the Court's decisions.
|United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals|
|Location||Joint Base Andrews|
|Appeals to||Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces|
|Authority||Article I tribunal|
|Created by||Uniform Code of Military Justice|
The court conducts mandatory review of all courts-martial of Air Force members referred to the court (unless waived by the appellant) pursuant to Articles 62, 66, 69, and 73 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and, when necessary in furtherance of its jurisdiction, reviews all petitions for extraordinary relief properly filed before it.
The next level of appeal from the AFCCA is the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
The judges may be commissioned officers or civilians. As of 2019, the Court is constituted as follows:
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