The suite occupied by the Museum in the Citadel Mall was compromised to be renovated for a "major retailer", effectively forcing us to move.
The American Military Museum offers a one-of-a-kind experience in military history!
Now located in the Dillard's wing adjacent to the Charleston Area Model Railroad Club, the American Military Museum is filled with hundreds of fully-authentic uniforms, equipment, artifacts and weapons from military conflicts dating from the Revolutionary War through to the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Article 90 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) makes it a crime for a military member to WILLFULLY disobey a superior commissioned officer.
Article 91 makes it a crime to WILLFULLY disobey a superior Noncommissioned or Warrant Officer.
However, here's the rub: A military member disobeys such orders at his/her own peril. When assigned as part of a multi-national peacekeeping mission about to be deployed to Macedonia, Spec-4 New and the other soldiers in his unit were ordered to wear United Nations (U. New refused the order, contending that it was an illegal order. The Army Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the conviction, as did the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces.
Ultimately, it's not whether or not the military member thinks the order is illegal or unlawful, it's whether military superiors (and courts) think the order was illegal or unlawful. In 1995, Spec-4 Michael New was serving with the 1/15 Battalion of the 3rd infantry Division of the U. What about an order to participate in a dangerous mission?
Recruits are taught to obey, immediately and without question, orders from their superiors, right from day one of boot camp.
Military members who fail to obey the lawful orders of their superiors risk serious consequences.
Calley wound up spending 3 1/2 years under house arrest at Fort Benning Georgia, where a federal judge ultimately ordered his release.
In 2004, the military began court-martials of several military members deployed to Iraq for mistreating prisoners and detainees.
The most unfortunate part is that the collection of incredible military uniforms, equipment, firearms and personal effects are not viewable at this time.