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.

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 »

2013 NDAA: New Policies on Military Sexual Assault

By | 02/28/2013

by Kathleen Gilberd On January 2, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 (“NDAA”), infamous in civil rights circles because it allows indefinite detention of US citizens based on suspicions of supporting terrorism. On the other hand,…Read More »

New access to old discharge upgrade manual

By | 11/28/2011

The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center at Yale has put David Addlestone’s  Military Discharge Upgrading, and Introduction to Veterans Administration Law: A Practice Manual, along with its 1990 supplement, online at http://ctveteranslegal.org/resources/. Although the manual is dated, it is still an excellent resource when…Read More »