DoD issues military ‘do’s and dont’s’ for election season

With election season in full swing, the Defense Department has published a a list of Dos and Don’ts for military voters participating in the November election, according to an article on

The four-page memo, which was signed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, encourages all servicemen and women to exercise their civic ability.

But it also warns them to consider how to their public behavior reflects on the military as a whole. Prohibited activities include wearing a military uniform while “taking part in political activism” as well as running for political office or officially representing the armed forces at a political event.

Click here to read the full guidance.


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