On Oct. 30, the US District Court in Washington, DC ordered a preliminary injunction to halt Pres. Trump’s ban on transgender servicemembers. Congratulations to John & Jane Does I to VI, the plaintiffs, and GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) and the…Read More »
Bullying and hazing are extremely serious problems in the military, but DoD and service regulations provide important protections for victims. In recent years, considerable public attention has focused on hazing and bullying within the military, particularly in the Marine Corps. Media and Congressional…Read More »
By Kathy Gilberd | Online Feature In July 2017, the Military Law Task Force (which started in 1970, see “Born in Vietnam,” On Watch, October 2015) and friends celebrate the 40th anniversary of On Watch, an invaluable resource for the Task Force…Read More »
On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. Although the Act deals primarily with funds and authorizations for the military’s bloated budget, it always contains policies affecting military personnel and veterans.
The Department of Defense has just released a new report on sexual assault in the military, and Pentagon officials are claiming that their efforts against sexual assault involve “notable progress.” The report gives a top ten list of “indicators and agents of…Read More »
The Army has just released a new version of AR 600-20, “Army Command Policy” (PDF). This reg gives commanding officers direction on a wide range of issues, including Article 138 complaints, dissent policy, sexual assault and sexual harassment, etc. The new version updates Army…Read More »