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Archive for December, 2012

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In addition to predicting that the repeal of DADT would adversely impact retention, members of the so called Chaplains Alliance for Religious Freedom(CARL),  led by retired reserve Army Col. Ron Crews, also predicted  many Chaplains would resign their commissions. The Forum is aware of two resignations. One was in the pipeline before repeal, and the […]

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The recent wedding at West Point of Forum member Sue Fulton, has prompted much discussion in the blogosphere. Her wedding, and that of an active duty West Point graduate, are striking examples of the inequality that exists between opposite and same gender married couples presently serving in our country’s Armed Forces. Sue’s fellow OutServe-SLDN board […]

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For the first time in history, a same-gender wedding was held at the main Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy at West Point.New York. And no, the walls did not come tumbling down. Read more here.

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This senior line officer is right on target. Chaplains must “provide or perform” for all service members or find employment elsewhere.

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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.