Remain silent and don’t speak. You may give your name and military ID card and then you refuse to answer any questions unless you have a military defense lawyer present.
Article 31b of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) gives you the right to remain silent when you are suspected of committing an offense. It also gives you the right to have a military defense lawyer present during any questioning. You have these rights even if you are not apprehended or arrested by military authorities. If someone who wants to ask you a question has reason to suspect you may have committed an offense, that person must advise you of your Article 31b rights before asking you any other questions. He or she may then only continue if you agree to waive your rights to remain silent and to have a military defense lawyer present during questioning.