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.

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 »

Military Law and the New NDAA

By | 03/12/2014

Changes include sexual assault reform, repeal of sodomy ban, numerous other important updates to UCMJ, court-martial procedure. This article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of On Watch, MLTF’s quarterly newsletter and military law journal.  The new National Defense Authorization Act…Read More »

Revised regs on sexual assault, involuntary psych evaluations

By | 03/30/2013

DoD has reissued DoD Instruction 6495.02, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Procedures, dated March 28, 2013, adding requirements of the National Defense Authorization Act. In addition, DoD recently reissued its Instruction on involuntary psychiatric evaluation and hospitalization, DoD Instruction 6490.04, Mental Health…Read More »