From: Weger, Joel A CIV OGC, Ethics [mailto:joel.weger@NAVY.MIL] Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:17
Subject: [ETHICS] Partisan Political March
It has come to our attention that a partisan political march targeting
military personnel is being organized for February 20, 2012. See link
As a reminder, active duty personnel are prohibited by DoD Directive 1344.10
paragraph 188.8.131.52 from marching in a partisan political parade regardless
of whether they are in uniform or civilian clothes. Reservists not on
active duty and retirees may not march in uniform pursuant to paragraph
4.1.4. Reservists not on active duty and retirees may march in civilian
clothes provided that they do not otherwise act in a manner that could
reasonably give rise to the inference or appearance of official sponsorship,
approval, or endorsement.
The directive is a lawful general regulation. Violations of paragraphs 4.1.
through 4.5. of the Directive by persons subject to the Uniform Code of
Military Justice are punishable under Article 92, “Failure to Obey Order or
In addition, DODI 1334.01, paragraph 3.1.2 prohibits the wearing of the
uniform by members of the armed forces (including retired members and
members of reserve components) during or in connection with political
You may wish to advise your command regarding this particular event because
of the apparent solicitation of active duty personnel.
Joel A. Weger
Department of the Navy
Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Ethics)
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I wish I could join all of you. I am a 62 y/o retired vet and unfortunately my health is keeping me from it. I’ll be at the VA getting a complete body Cat Scan the day all this comes about but my spirit is with you. I have been disabled for over a year now. I served my country and worked until I couldn’t work any more physically. I paid into the system and I’m still fighting for my disability benefit. If it wasn’t for my wife I would be living under a bridge somwhere. I love all of you and thank you for standing up for my rights and for standing up for Ron Paul. Now is the time for all of America to come together. I thank you for your service and those who have not served I thank you also. This fighting and sacrifice is for evil. It has nothing to do with our freedom here in America. If I had my way all the troops would be home defending us from the Tyranny and Corruption within our country. God Bless you all and God Bless America.