â€œHigh importanceâ€ message Â distributed by Senior Navy official
February 17, 2012
An email leaked by multiple active duty personnel shows that the military has issued a warning to troops encouraging them not to take part in the upcoming Veterans for Ron Paul 2012 march in Washington on Monday.
The email, posted to the groupâ€™s facebook event page and sent to organiser Adam Kokesh by several unconfirmed sources, lays out several directives on participation in political events by active and non active duty military.
Referring to the event as a â€œpartisan political marchâ€, the insinuation is clear â€“ any active duty personnel, whether in uniform or not, and any reservists marching in uniform or otherwise deemed to be endorsing Ron Paul, could be reprimanded.
The email, apparently sent by Joel A. Weger, Senior Attorney at the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Ethics) in the Department of the Navy, was sent on high importance and warns recipients â€œYou may wish to advise your command regarding this particular event because of the apparent solicitation of active duty personnelâ€.
The full email is below:
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 184.108.40.206 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, â€œFailure 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)
Adam Kokesh, co-founder of Veterans for Ron Paul 2012 and himself an Iraq war veteran, responded to the email by thanking the Navy for inadvertently promoting the event.
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RON PAUL won't let us down...
Our military leaders are they a pay off to just like our Presidents,Â why did one man lose his entire military career for refusing to deply until Obama proved his birth certificate,Â we have another man who sued for the same thing , and won the case, yet the other guy lost his job .
Maybe it is becaue one was National Guard..that might explain it.Â either wayÂ why is our military telling our soldiers not to do this how fair is this, this is stopping our freedom to do as we feel is right.
RISE UP MILITARY GO ON STRIKE where ever you are and stand up and sayÂ BLANKÂ Â YOU, we're coming home!!! and we are MARCHING THE WALK FOR RON PAUL!!!!