Defence Act 1954

Disobedience to superior officer.


131.Every person subject to military law who disobeys a lawful command of a superior officer is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, F76 [ where a charge under this section is disposed of summarily under section 177C, 178C or 179C, as the case may be, be liable to suffer any punishment awardable thereunder or, ] on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer F77 [ imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years ] or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.




Inserted (1.09.2008) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007), s. 21 and sch. 6, commenced S.I. No. 254 of 2008.


Substituted (22.07.1997) by Criminal Law Act 1997 (14/1997), s. 14 and sch. 2, para. 5, commenced as per s. 1.