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CaptUSMC On November - 10 - 2012

Forum Co-chair Tom Carpenter in tuxedo with Captain Matthew Phelps to his left

November 10, 2012 is the 237th birthday of the United State Marine Corps. The Forum salutes all Marines serving around the world and thanks them for their service to the nation. The birthday ball is a very special celebration for all Marines. Last year for the first time in history, the repeal of DADT allowed all Marines to participate fully in this wonderful event. Marine Captain Matthew Phelps reflects on how important the change in regulations was to him.

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“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

The Forum on the Military Chaplaincy provided leadership for a consultation entitled “Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” held at Boston University School of Theology April 8-9, 2016. We are pleased to provide the summary and report¬†from that very successful consultation.

DoD publishes new faith and belief codes

DoD publishes new faith and belief codes

This is a very important document for a number of reasons. It now recognizes many additional faith and belief groups including Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics, Pagans, Shamans, ¬†etc.   Faith-and-Belief-Codes-for-Reporting-Personnel-Data-of-Service-Members

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

The Department of Defense has lifted the long standing ban on service by transgender citizens. This has been a thoroughly researched and vetted decision. The Department has issued both a press release and a memo on the new policy.