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"An Officer and a Gentleman" is a 1982 American drama film that tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who is the drill instructor training him and his class at Aviation Officer Candidate School. It was written by Douglas Day Stewart and directed by Taylor Hackford. It starred Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Louis Gossett, Jr., who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film, and was produced by Lorimar Productions for Paramount Pictures. The film's title uses an old expression from the British Royal Navy and subsequently from the U.S. Uniform Code of Military Justice, as being charged with "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman". An Officer and a Gentleman was commercially released in the U.S. on July 28, 1982.

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Google previewMilitary Dictionary (2009)

Comprising Technical Definitions : Information on Raising and Keeping Troops; Actual Service, Including Makeshifts and Improved Materiel; and Law, Government, Regulation, and Administration Relating to Land Forces by Henry Lee Scott

CONDUCT Unbecoming An Officer And A Gentleman — punished with dismission by sentence of ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013)

This formulation survives today in Article 133 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: “Any officer, cadet, or midshipman who is convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of United States Supreme Court Reports (1910)

Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U.S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition)

Nor is punishment of dismissal imposed upon an officer by a court martial for “ conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman” illegal, on the ground that the officer had been sentenced to fine, and imprisonment for “conspiring to defraud the ...

Google previewA Military Dictionary, or explanation of the several systems of discipline of different kinds of troops, ... the principles of fortification, and all the modern improvements in the science of tactics, etc (1810)

Any commissoned officer convicted before a general court martial of eonduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, shall be dismissed the service. Art. 84. In cases where a court martial may think it proper to sentence a commissioned officer ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film (2016)

by Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca

and the popular romantic drama An Officer and a Gentleman (1982, USA).


'Scandalous ana infamous conduct,' and ' Conduct unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman,' mark two degrees of offence which may lead, the one to C, the other to dismissal. CASHME'RE, a valley of the Himalaya, between ...

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