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Trump issues policy instruction for ban on transgender troops

By | 08/30/2017

In the past few days, several developments have occurred in the ongoing story of President’s Trump’s reinstatement of the ban on transgender troops serving openly. Our August 1 post noted that there were as yet no official changes to the accepting policy enacted by…Read More »

New guidance on discharge upgrade applications related to mental health, TBI, sexual assault and sexual harassment

By | 08/30/2017

The Department of Defense has issued a new guidance on discharge upgrade applications based on mental health conditions, traumatic brain injury, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.  In the past few years, the department has issued guidance for consideration of post-traumatic stress disorder…Read More »

Trump initiates Trans service turmoil, but policy remains unchanged for now

By | 08/01/2017

On July 26th, President Trump issued via Twitter his decision that transgender personnel would no longer be able to serve in the military. After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept…Read More »

MLTF’s MSV guide gets update and promotion campaign

By | 07/31/2017

MLTF’s memo “Challenging Military Sexual Violence: A Guide to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policies in the U.S. Armed Forces for Servicemembers, MSV Survivors and Their Advocates” has been updated and republished.  With military sexual assault and harassment still at epidemic levels despite years of…Read More »

On Watch Summer 2017 issue now available

By | 07/30/2017

The Summer 2017 issue of On Watch: Critical Perspectives on Military Law is now available to the general public. Members and paid subscribers get early access to On Watch. Join now. Online articles are hyperlinked; the PDF version can be downloaded using…Read More »

Last minute anniversary, or how I got Kathy Gilberd to evaluate 40 years of On Watch articles in two weeks 

By | 07/29/2017
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series  On Watch 40 Year Retrospective

This entry is part of On Watch 40 Year RetrospectiveBy Rena Guay  I have a rather inconvenient habit of thinking up great ideas that require a lot of work to implement. OK, I think they are great, and sometimes I get corroboration. One such recent idea,…Read More »