[Vision2020] Army Regulation 600-43 "Conscientious Objection" Re: 126th Engineer Company to Depart On/About September 17th

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sat May 1 13:35:33 PDT 2010

Yes, Ted.

Conscientious objector status is still recognized in the Army.

However, it is NOT a matter of simply waking up one morning and saying, "I
don't want to report for duty today.  So, I guess that I will become a
conscientious objector."

To attain conscientious objector status one must undergo a battery of
examinations by chaplains and a series of hearings at various command
levels, as well as interviews by commanders.


Then there's the matter of the soldier's 201 (personnel) File.

It would probably be easier, and alot less hassle, if one were to simply
decide to be gay for a day and give the unit first sergeant a big, sloppy
wet one at morning formation in front of his entire chain of command up to
(and including) the Battalion Commander.

Odds are he would be out-processing by lunch time.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change
and the Realist adjusts his sails."

- Unknown

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