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Immediate Release

EMBARGOED On-Background Media Roundtable: Offices of the Special Trial Counsel Becoming Fully Operational

The Department will hold an off-camera, on-background media roundtable today focused on the Offices of the Special Trial Counsel becoming fully operational with Senior Department Officials and Senior Military Officials from the Services, December 21, 2023, at 3:45 p.m. EDT. 

On December 28, 2023, prosecutorial discretion for 13 serious offenses, called "covered offenses," shifts away from commanders and to specially trained judge advocates, called special trial counsel, for offenses allegedly occurring after December 27, 2023.  

The embargo will lift December 28, 2023 at 8 a.m. EDT. To participate in the media roundtable, please respond to with "I agree to the embargo" by 12:00 p.m. EDT.  

The Zoom will be shared today NLT 2:00 p.m. EDT.