Criminal Fingerprints and Disposition
Q. Why does a Marine who has been apprehended on-base need to be fingerprinted and have a DNA sample collected?
A. In accordance with DoDINST 5505.11 and DoDINST 5505.14, there are certain offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice that require the Provost Marshal's Office (PMO) to submit fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (via NCIS) and to submit a DNA sample to the United States Army Criminal Investigations Laboratory.
Q. Why do commands have to provide final disposition information to the PMO?
A. This is a reporting requirement identified in DoDINST 5505.11. It is also important that commands provide this information so that service members do not have difficulty in the future when applying for a security clearance or employment. Additional reporting requirements and instructions are provided in a weekly PMO distribution to Command representatives.