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Are Military Personnel Allowed To Wear Their Uniforms To Political Protests? (Vanity Question)
Freerepublic ^ | 10/26/2011 | Dallas59

Posted on 10/26/2011 3:51:06 AM PDT by Dallas59

Even if you've left?



Just asking.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education
KEYWORDS: question; vanity

1 posted on 10/26/2011 3:51:19 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

no


2 posted on 10/26/2011 3:53:39 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Dallas59

No.


3 posted on 10/26/2011 3:54:33 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Dallas59

http://www.ig.navy.mil/complaints/Complaints%20%20%28Political%20Activities%20of%20Military%20Members%29.htm
“”Personnel, including reserve forces, are prohibited from wearing military uniforms at political campaign or election events. Attendance at rallies, meetings and conventions as a spectator and not in uniform is allowed.””


4 posted on 10/26/2011 3:56:03 AM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: Dallas59

I can’t speak for Naval regulations, but Army - definitely not. Retirees and honorably discharged Army may wear their dress uniform to funerals, at patriotic parades or parades on national holidays, and while travelling to their home of record within three months of discharge. Any other purpose is prohibited (with few exceptions such as teaching at a military facility).

It is a shame to see someone degrade the uniform. It is a poor choice and in bad taste.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 3:59:54 AM PDT by RobertClark (It's better to look goofy with a rifle, than civilized with an exit wound.)
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To: Dallas59

Male service members shall not wear earrings while wearing their uniforms. Guess this thailor missed that block of instruction.


6 posted on 10/26/2011 4:04:07 AM PDT by Molon Labbie ("It's free, swipe your EBT!")
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To: iowamark
“”Personnel, including reserve forces, are prohibited from wearing military uniforms at political campaign or election events. Attendance at rallies, meetings and conventions as a spectator and not in uniform is allowed.””

It applies to people who are still serving, active or reserves. My guess is the squid in the picture is no longer serving. Same with the OWSNYC Marine.
7 posted on 10/26/2011 4:05:01 AM PDT by AnyStreetFL (www.AnyStreet.org - Conservative Community Organizing, ACORN without the evil)
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To: Dallas59

Y-M-C-A
It’s fun to be at the Y-M-C-A


8 posted on 10/26/2011 4:06:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: RobertClark

Unless it’s for a funeral or parade....the only other place is a Halloween costume party. Maybe the political rally counts as a costume party, in the eyes of some folks.


9 posted on 10/26/2011 4:13:10 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Dallas59

NO. You can however throw someone else’s medals over the white house fence as a protest.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 4:15:11 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: outofsalt
You can however throw someone else’s medals over the white house fence as a protest.

Thanks for the early morning reminder of what a Commie traitor puke Kerry is.

Did you know he was in Vietnam? /s

11 posted on 10/26/2011 4:19:49 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom.)
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To: Dallas59

Answer is Yes, when they are bashing punk skulls with the butts of their M-16’s.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 4:26:28 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Dallas59

Does a male wearing an earring in his right ear mean the same thing it did when I was a teen?!


13 posted on 10/26/2011 4:33:52 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Dallas59
He probably bought the uniform on ebay,
14 posted on 10/26/2011 4:47:01 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: momtothree

My hero Robert Dornan wore his uniform(he was an officer) while marching with Martin Luther King in the 60’s.


15 posted on 10/26/2011 4:48:13 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Dallas59
NO, NO, NO, and Hell NO!, does that answer the question.
16 posted on 10/26/2011 5:07:52 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Dallas59

no-

But notice the gay earing on this seamen.

That’s sort of what the Democrats wanted all along.


17 posted on 10/26/2011 5:09:07 AM PDT by Red6
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To: RobertClark
It says he left the navy in June, probably a section 8.
18 posted on 10/26/2011 5:09:08 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: momtothree
"Left ear buccaneer, right ear queer."

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

19 posted on 10/26/2011 5:27:48 AM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: wku man

Then it’s the same as when I was a teen... Thanks!


20 posted on 10/26/2011 5:40:45 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: RobertClark
“I can’t speak for Naval regulations, but Army - definitely not.”

The UCMJ covers all the services - and the answer is NO for all of them. The only difference is the Navy Protesters should be tossed into the brig, while I believe the Army's home for them is called a stockade.

Scary comments though concerning our military. Glenn Beck on GBTV yesterday showed some facts about Gang members now entering all branches of the service, and he showed a large list of the gangs members that are known to me in our military. What happened to our Military during the Carter years (letting just about anyone in) is happening again, but much much worse. On Leftist Talk radio last night (Mike Malloy show) they played audio from a marine calling on all his fellow Marines to join the Revolution.

Scary times indeed.

21 posted on 10/26/2011 5:49:37 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo
Glenn Beck on GBTV yesterday showed some facts about Gang members now entering all branches of the service, and he showed a large list of the gangs members that are known to me in our military.

Yup, here is an article about the gangs.

FBI Says Gangs Infiltrating the US Military

22 posted on 10/26/2011 5:58:07 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Dallas59

I hope these erstwhile patriots are eschewing their veterans’ benefits. Dressing in uniform with medals is not illegal just tacky.


23 posted on 10/26/2011 5:59:54 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (999er for Cain.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I was planning on making the Navy a career when I joined in 1977, but the Jimmy Carter Navy was not the same Navy my Dad was so proud of. I have never seen so much vermin, dope heads, drop outs, thieves, and slackers in my entire life. And then cram all of them into rooms of 60 or so in the innards of a big gray boat. FTN was common graffiti found written on walls and on letters home.

It was improving once Reagan took over, but at that time I already made planes for my life after my hitch. I expect the same thing is happening with our Military today, and stories like this must frustrate the Hell out of the good people in the Military.


24 posted on 10/26/2011 6:17:29 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: big'ol_freeper
I've often wondered the same thing. I grew up an Army BRAT, and, was always told wearing the uniform in any political event was a major no-no. So I was motivated to do a little research. The DoD rewrote its regulations about “wearing the uniform” in 2008.

You can see the newest requirements, prohibiting the wearing of the uniform during political events here:

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/134410p.pdf

Makes one wonder what was said/done to make someone dishonor the uniform and their oath?

25 posted on 10/26/2011 6:30:50 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: NavyCanDo

I joined the national guard in 1972 as Nam was dying down. I had a high draft number so got into the TX NG, and will retire at the end of this year. I remember going to the cann point to get bolts, nuts, washers and cotter pins during the cattah years.

There wasn’t enough money to buy gas for mowers, so we had to use those “idiot sticks” to cut the grass. We had a few dope heads back then too, but once the drug testing came on board, they all got out.


26 posted on 10/26/2011 6:32:01 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Dallas59

No...
but wearing the uniform at “civilian” functions is at the discretion of the service member such as a wedding, etc.

My mother loved it when my husband would wear his Navy uniform so every New Year’s, at their country club, he would wear his mess dress for her - this in CA. One year, some a**hole asked why he was dressed up for Halloween at the New Year’s party (CA libdim). My clever husband said if he was going to dress up for Halloween, he’d dress as an Army officer...
No flames. please... Husband went to Army War College proudly and we have many Army friends...cheers!


27 posted on 10/26/2011 6:36:01 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Dallas59
Army Reg. 670-1 (3FEB05), chapter 1, section 10, paragraph j:
j. Wearing Army uniforms is prohibited in the following situations:
(1) In connection with the furtherance of any political or commercial interests, or when engaged in off-duty civilian employment.
(2) When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority.
(3) When attending any meeting or event that is a function of, or is sponsored by, an extremist organization.
(4) When wearing the uniform would bring discredit upon the Army.
(5) When specifically prohibited by Army regulations.

28 posted on 10/26/2011 6:36:01 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: matt1234

Don’t miss the BDU/Boonie cap guy to the left in the photo also.


29 posted on 10/26/2011 7:17:55 AM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: Dallas59

Forrest Gump did it.


30 posted on 10/26/2011 4:31:35 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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