Accession Number : ADA619384


Title :   Rights of Conscience Protections for Armed Forces Service Members and Their Chaplains


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619384.pdf


Report Date : 22 Jul 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 required the DoD Inspector General to submit a report to the congressional defense committees setting forth the results of an investigation into the compliance by the Armed Forces with the elements of such regulations on adverse personnel actions, discrimination, or denials of promotion, schooling, training, or assignment for members of the Armed Forces based on conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs. The objectives for this assessment were to determine: 1. The extent to which the Department of Defense issued and complied with regulations designed to protect the rights of conscience for service members. 2. The extent to which the Department of Defense issued and complied with regulations designed to protect chaplains rights of conscience. 3. The number of contacts received by the Inspector General of the Department of Defense and Inspectors General of U.S. Military Departments regarding incidents involving the rights of conscience of a service member or chaplain.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *REGULATIONS , *RELIGION , CHAPLAINS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY COMMANDERS , POLICIES , STATISTICAL DATA


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE