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 »
Print version (PDF) By Kathy Gilberd Note 1/25/19: Please see our update on this policy following the Supreme Court decision. Note 11/30/18: This memo will be updated soon. Updated: July 2017 Editor’s note, July 30, 2017: On July 26th, President Trump tweeted his…Read More »
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 »
On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. Although the Act deals primarily with funds and authorizations for the military’s bloated budget, it always contains policies affecting military personnel and veterans.
By Bill Galvin and Maria Santelli, Center on Conscience & War This article was first published first publishing on Feb. 24, 2016 at worldbeyondwar.org. It was re-published with permission in the Spring 2016 issue of On Watch. With the combat restriction for…Read More »
By Alison Carter This article was published in the Spring 2016 issue of On Watch. This article explores a goldmine of findings in a 1979 federal district court case where an active duty Navy airman, alleging suicidal tendencies, successfully argued for a…Read More »
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. Those favoring robust enforcement…Read More »