Tag: Conscientious Objection

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 »

On Watch Summer 2017 issue now available

By | 07/30/2017

Hazing and Bullying in the Military
New Air Force CO Instruction
DOD Transgender Policies To Be Delayed?
Chelsea Manning Released – Rejoicing Tempered By Reality
Report On GI Rights Hotline Annual Conference
MLTF Contingency Planning For Warfare
In Memory of Teresa Panepinto
MLTF Members Recognized As “Champions Of Justice”

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 »

Hobby Lobby and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: new arguments for military Conscientious Objectors?[1]

By | 07/07/2016

By Deborah Karpatkin and Peter Goldberger This article was published in the Spring 2016 issue of On Watch.  Much has been written about the Hobby Lobby cases, both before and after those important June 2014 Supreme Court decisions.[2]  Those favoring robust enforcement…Read More »