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Military Emergency Measures Act

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"Geril Atar. You’ve admitted to an act of injurious theft as defined by the Military Emergency Measures Act, that by stealing rations intended for Coalition soldiers you endangered them and their ability to defend the COG. The penalty is death, and in the name of the Chairman of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, I shall now carry that out."
— Victor Hoffman to Geril Atar, saying the legalities before executing him for his crime

The Military Emergency Measures Act was a form of martial law in the COG military code. Violating some of the terms of the act was punishable by death.


Siege of Anvil GateEdit

During the Siege of Anvil Gate, Lt. Victor Hoffman declared martial law over Anvil Gate and the city of Anvegad. A civilian named Geril Atar broke the Military Emergency Measures Act when he stole food from the garrison, and was executed by Hoffman for his crime.[1]


  1. Gears of War: Anvil Gate pg 411

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