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Department of Defense issues new CO instruction

By | 10/31/2017
This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series  On Watch 28.3-4 Fall-Winter 2017 Double Issue

By Bill Galvin On July 12 the Department of Defense issued a new regulation for the adjudication of conscientious objector applications (DODI 1300.06). The new regulation is essentially the same, mostly word for word identical, but the Instruction itself has been rearranged.…Read More »

MLTF’s ‘Challenging Military Sexual Violence’ guide gets update and promotion campaign

By | 10/02/2017
This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series  On Watch 28.3-4 Fall-Winter 2017 Double Issue

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. 

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 »

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

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 »

New Air Force CO Instruction

By | 06/30/2017
This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series  On Watch 28.2 Summer 2017

by Bill Galvin In April the Air Force issued a new conscientious objector Instruction (AFI 36-3204). While the Summary of Changes states, “This publication has been substantially revised and requires a complete review,” and there are some changes of significance, the overwhelming…Read More »