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.

New DoD instruction on harassment

On Thursday, DoD published a new policy covering all forms of harassment: DoD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces.“(PDF) The policy covers sexual harassment, bullying, hazing, reprisals for sexual assault complaints, and harassment in general. While complaint mechanisms…Read More »

Hazing and Bullying in the Military

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 »