WVC 15 - 1 E- 42
§15-1E-42. Oaths or affirmations.
(a) Before performing their respective duties, military
judges, general and special courts-martial members, trial counsel,
defense counsel, reporters, and interpreters shall take an oath or
affirmation in the presence of the accused to perform their duties
faithfully. The form of the oath or affirmation, the time and
place of the taking thereof, the manner of recording the same, and
whether the oath or affirmation shall be taken for all cases in
which these duties are to be performed or for a particular case,
shall be as prescribed in regulation or as provided by law. These
regulations may provide that an oath or affirmation to perform
faithfully the duties as a military judge, trial counsel, or
defense counsel may be taken at any time by any judge advocate or
other person certified or designated to be qualified or competent
for the duty, and if such an oath or affirmation is taken, it need
not again be taken at the time the judge advocate or other person
is detailed to that duty.
(b) Each witness before a court-martial shall be examined
under oath or affirmation.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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