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Unfortunately yes, it is legal. When there have been statements about abuse, potential abuse or other issues with a family member, the command can issue a 'no contact' order.
They don't need either you or your spouse to be the one requesting it. As a commander, they can in their own power issue the order and any violations of it would be a UCMJ violation. Regrettably, I have seen more Article 15's and courts based on violations of "no contact" orders than I would like.
You will have to continue to work with command and your immediate supervisors to try and have this matter resolved.
You may certainly press the issue by filing an IG complaint or an Court of Inquiry (Article 135) which is just an official letter directly to the commander, but in both instances, the facts justify the current use of the "no contact" order for the near future, at least. I would just work with command for the next week to 10 days and if they have not given you a path to having the "no contact" order removed, I would then press for the Article 135 first, and then the IG complaint if there is no resolution.
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