GI Rights, Military Law Counseling, AWOL-UA and CO Support Organizations and Resources

Other than the Military Law Task Force’s many services for servicemembers, attorneys and legal workers, the following organizations or resources may be of assistance.

United States

 GI Rights Network | list of member groups


Limited Email counseling: girights [at] girightshotline [dot] org

Operates a confidential information hotline, staffed by trained  lay counselors.

You may need to leave your contact info for a call-back. The Hotline is non-political and not affiliated with the US military. Calls, taken by trained volunteer counselors, are free and confidential. The MLTF is a member of the GI Rights Network that operates the hotline.

  • Center on Conscience and War – specializes in counseling counseling conscientious objectors and assisting with applications for CO status/discharge.
  • Coffee Strong – veteran-operated servicemember and veterans rights center located next to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State.


AWOL in Canada Counseling Memo  – 2006 memo written for MLTF by Gerry Condon

War Resisters Support Campaign  –  founded in 2004 to assist U.S. military personnel who refused to participate in the Iraq war and came to Canada seeking asylum.

Editor’s note: info below from their website, and updated as of 2/2012

National Campaign Office:
Phone: 416.598.1222

Mailing Address:
Box 13, 427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

Contacts by city:

  • Toronto:
  • Vancouver:
  • Victoria:

Citizenship and Immigration office of the Government of Canada


General Resources

AWOL in the Army v.3 – written by MLTF member James M. Branum. Mostly focuses on Army, but in ncludes info about other services/ UA