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Petitioning President of the United States Barack Obama and 1 other

Protect the rights of conscientious objectors in the military

We the undersigned, are concerned that most members of the US military do not know that they have the right to seek to be discharged on the grounds of conscientious objection to war under the law (more detailed information on our concerns can be found at

We are asking that you direct the Department of Defense to created appropriate DOD regulations that require:

1. that all servicemembers be notified of their right to seek a discharge on the grounds of conscience, on at least an annual basis, 

2. that MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) not just ask if a recruit is a C.O. (as is current practice), but also to explain what a C.O. is, and 

3. that all officers, officer candidates and NCO’s be trained on the essential elements of the DOD and appropriate branch specific regulations on conscientious objection.


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