Documents for enlisted military personnel.
A conscientious objector (CO) is an "individual [who has] claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion. Information for enlisted personnel that are interested in seeking CO status to resist active engagement in military action and/or to seek permission to be released from military service contracts.
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This report analyzed data from the Department of Defense Suicide Event Report program about suicide events (suicide attempts and suicides) among active component service members during 2010–2012. Most attempts (85.2%) and suicides (83.5%) occurred among service members stationed in the U.S. Drugs were identifi ed as the method of self-harm in 54.8% of attempts but in only 3.6% of suicides. Firearms were the leading method of suicide in both the U.S. and combat zones (61.1% and 97.2%, respectively) but accounted for only 5.4% of suicides in those stationed in Europe/Asia. Hanging/asphyxiation (22.9% overall) was the second most common method in suicides. For suicides using fi rearms, the rates of suicide and the types of fi rearm used varied according to service members’ geographically related access to fi rearms. Challenges to reducing the frequency of service member suicides by fi rearms are discussed.
The purpose of education is to open your mind to new ideas, promote independent thought and prepare you for a career. If your only reasonfor joining the military is to get money for college, it is quite likely that you will be disappointed. assessment testing.
Adapted from a brochure by American Friends Service Committee
Produced by National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth