by Jorge Gomez • 5 min read
After the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) announced its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, hundreds of America’s military service members turned to First Liberty looking for answers to help them navigate the legality of the vaccine requirements and the right to religious accommodation.
Please watch the video below. In it, First Liberty’s General Counsel Mike Berry—a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and a former JAG attorney—explains what the law says and what rights and responsibilities service members have when it comes to the vaccine mandate.
Americans do not give up their religious freedom when they join the military. As attacks on religious freedom in the military increase, First Liberty will continue equipping our military heroes with the resources and information they need to safeguard their constitutional rights.
If you’re a military service member, spouse or family looking for further guidance to navigate the legality of the military’s mandate, First Liberty has developed a FREE resource: 5 Key Points: What Military Service Members Need to Know About Religious Accommodations. Click below to download your copy: