By | 02/10/2018

On Thursday, DoD published a new policy covering all forms of harassment: DoD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces.“(PDF)

The policy covers sexual harassment, bullying, hazing, reprisals for sexual assault complaints, and harassment in general. While complaint mechanisms aren’t fully described in the new Instruction, it appears that the Military Equal Opportunity program may take major responsibility for harassment complaints beyond its prior coverage. Look for a discussion of the policy in the March issue of On Watch.

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About Kathleen Gilberd

Kathleen Gilberd is a legal worker in San Diego, California, working in the areas of discharges and discharge review. She is the Executive Director of The Military Law Task Force. She works extensively with the San Diego Military Counseling Project and serves on the board of directors of the national GI Rights Network. She is the author (with Majorie Cohn) of 'Rules of Disengagement: the Politics and Honor of Military Dissent'. She was also the contributing author in Clark Boardman Callahan’s 'Sexual Orientation and the Law'. Her website can be found at