Author: Kathleen Gilberd

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 KathleenGilberd.com.

Hazing and Bullying in the Military

By | 07/30/2017
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series  On Watch 28.2 Summer 2017

This entry is part of On Watch 28.2 Summer 2017Bullying 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…Read More »

2017 National Defense Authorization Act Personnel Provisions

By | 05/04/2017
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series  On Watch 28.1 Spring 2017

This entry is part of On Watch 28.1 Spring 2017On 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…Read More »

New Army command policy reg

By | 11/06/2014

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 »