General Laws

Section 71. General courts-martial of the armed forces of the commonwealth may be convened by the commander-in-chief and may impose 1 or more of the following punishments or sentences for each offense: (1) fine, not exceeding $2,000; (2) forfeiture of pay and allowances; (3) reprimand; (4) dismissal or dishonorable discharge from the service; (5) reduction of noncommissioned officers; or (6) confinement for a period not to exceed that provided for by the laws and regulations governing the armed forces of the United States except as expressly modified by this chapter.