In keeping with last year’s National Defense Authorization Act, DoD has just published an interim final rule on administrative claims for servicemembers who are victims of military medical malpractice. It goes into effect July 19. While it doesn’t allow GI’s to sue…Read More »
By Kathleen Gilberd The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2021, passed on January 1 over President Trump’s veto, contains a number of important military personnel provisions, including those summarized below. The Act can be found at: Text – H.R.6395 – 116th…Read More »
BY LIBBY FRANK The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was created by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 to review the military selective service process and to consider methods to increase participation in military, national, and public service.…Read More »
BY ANA MARIA BONDOC Signed into law on December 17, 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 contained a handful of noteworthy provisions related to immigration. These included a) some protection from military discharge solely due to immigration…Read More »
BY KATHLEEN GILBERD The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed into law on December 20, 2019, contains a large number of provisions affecting military personnel and veterans. This article describes some of the provisions for military personnel and families,…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.
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 »
by Kathleen Gilberd On January 2, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2013 (“NDAA”), infamous in civil rights circles because it allows indefinite detention of US citizens based on suspicions of supporting terrorism. On the other hand,…Read More »