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A counselor specialized in military life (hereinafter referred to as a "military life counselor") shall be assigned to each military unit or agency larger than a specific size prescribed by Presidential Decree in order to give counseling for distress or difficulties in the following aspects experienced by military personnel:
1. Matters concerning maladjustment to military life;
2. Matters concerning family relations and personal affairs;
3. Matters concerning human rights violations in the military;
4. Matters concerning the body, such as a disease, illness and deterioration of health;
5. Matters concerning social welfare, such as the education of children and maladjustment to local life for families of long-term service personnel;
6. Other matters causing distress or difficulties which occur due to military life.
Procedure for Military Disciplinary Measures
(1) Disciplinary measures and fines for disciplinary measures shall be imposed following deliberation thereon by a disciplinary committee.
(2) The disciplinary committee shall be comprised of at least three officers senior to the person subject to deliberation on disciplinary measures: Provided, that if the person subject to deliberation on disciplinary measures is a noncommissioned officer or an enlisted person, the committee shall be comprised of at least three officers and noncommissioned officers senior to the person.
(3) The disciplinary committee shall be established in the military unit or agency of the competent person having authority over disciplinary measures.
(4) The disciplinary committee shall provide the person subject to disciplinary measures and imposition of fines for disciplinary measures with an opportunity to make written or oral statements.
(5) When a person with the authority to take disciplinary action deems that a resolution passed by the disciplinary committee is too light, he/she may request examination or review by the disciplinary committee established in the military unit or agency superior by two tiers to the person having authority over disciplinary measures, to which a legal officer is assigned, (or the disciplinary committee established in the Ministry of National Defense as regards a resolution adopted by the disciplinary committee established in the Ministry of National Defense) before he/she takes disciplinary measures or impose fines for disciplinary measures.
1. If a Military Serviceperson who has received an explanatory note on grounds of disposition classified as removal, dismissal, demotion, suspension from office, reduction of salary or reprimand, he/she may request the Appeals Review Committee to review it within 30 days of receipt of the explanatory note.
2. The Appeals Review Committee shall make a final decision within 60 days upon receipt of the request therefor: Provided, that the Committee may extend the said period by resolution to a maximum of 30 days, when deemed necessary.
3. A revocation litigation or military litigation shall be instituted within 90 days from the date upon receipt of a resolution from the Appeals Review Committee.