Tag: regulations

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 »

Marines implement new standards for conscientious objectors

By | 09/09/2013

By Bill Galvin In a new version of Marine Corps Order (MCO) 1306.16, issued in June of this year, the Department of the Navy, Marine Corps Headquarters, heightened the evidentiary standard a conscientious objector (CO) must meet. This reissue rescinds the previous…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 »

Should we be worried?: Changes made in DOD Instruction “Handling Dissident and Protest Activities Among Members of the Armed Forces”

By | 02/25/2012

Discussion and commentary by James M. Branum, MLTF Chair On February 22, 2012, the Department of Defense made major changes to DOD Instruction 1325.06 (PDF download). These changes appear to be part of a major military policy change that is designed to…Read More »