Before You Enlist Video - http://beforeyouenlist.org
Researching Pop Culture and Militarism - https://nnomy.org/popcultureandmilitarism/
If you have been Harassed by a Military Recruiter - https://www.afsc.org/resource/military-recruiter-abuse-hotline
War: Turning now to Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Christian Science Monitor
WHAT IS IN THIS KIT? - https://nnomy.org/backtoschoolkit/
Click through to find out
Religion and militarism - https://nnomy.org/religionandmilitarism/
‘A Poison in the System’: Military Sexual Assault - New York Times
Change your Mind?
Talk to a Counselor at the GI Rights Hotline
Ask that your child's information is denied to Military Recruiters
And monitor that this request is honored.
Military Recruiters and Programs Target marginalized communities for recruits...
..and the high schools in those same communities

 Militarization of our Schools

The Pentagon is taking over our poorer public schools. This is the reality for disadvantaged youth.

 

What we can do

Corporate/conservative alliances threaten Democracy . Progressives have an important role to play.

 Why does NNOMY matter?

Most are blind or indifferent to the problem.
A few strive to protect our democracy.

COUNTER RECRUITING ESSENTIALS

The Counter-recruitment Essentials section of the NNOMY web site covers the issues and actions spanning this type of activism. Bridging the difficult chasms between religious, veteran, educator, student, and community based activism is no small task. In this section you will find information on how to engage in CR activism in your school and community with the support of the knowledge of others who have been working to inform youth considering enlisting in the military. You will also find resources for those already in the military that are looking for some guidance on how to actively resist injustices  as a soldier or how to choose a path as a conscientious objector.

Programa de Ingreso Postergado (Delayed Entry Program (DEP)

(Read this information en English)

 https://nnomy.org/PIP

 

 

¿QUÉ ES?

La mayoría de las personas que se alistan están inscritas en el Programa de Ingreso Postergado (DEP), también llamado el programa "Futuros soldados" por el Ejército, hasta por un año antes de presentarse para el entrenamiento en servicio activo. Esto les permite registrarse antes de la fecha establecida para la capacitación.1

 

¿POR QUÉ ES IMPORTANTE?

Los reclutadores utilizan este programa con mucha frecuencia cuando intentan animar a los estudiantes de secundaria a que se inscriban, especialmente a aquellos que no tienen idea de qué hacer después de la graduación. El problema es que muchas cosas pueden cambiar en un año, y los estudiantes que inicialmente se inscribieron en el DEP podrían tener dudas sobre la posibilidad de enlistarse más adelante.

En este caso, lo más importante que debe saber es que la forma más fácil de salir del DEP es no acudir ni informar a su fecha de envío. No es necesario que se comunique con su reclutador o envíe una carta explicando su decisión, o que complete cualquier papeleo o formulario.   Debido a que su trabajo es convencer a los jóvenes para que recluten, los reclutadores pueden intentar disuadirlo de su decisión de no ir, e incluso no dejar en claro que puede retirarse en cualquier momento antes de la fecha real de alistamiento.  Si es víctima de acoso por parte de un reclutador que intenta presionarlo para que se registre, comuníquese con GI Rights Hotline .


Si necesita hablar sobre su situación rápidamente, llame a NNOMY al (443) 671-7111 y pregunte por "No-Me". Lo pondremos en contacto con un consejero de derechos IG lo antes posible..


Según la GI Rights Hotline, "elegir no informar sobre la fecha de envío ha provocado descargas no caracterizadas en todos los casos conocidos, mientras que informar al campo de entrenamiento hace que salir sea un proceso mucho más complicado con ramificaciones potencialmente mucho más graves ".  Es posible salir del DEP siguiendo estos pasos hasta firmar la última hoja del contrato de alistamiento militar (bloques 20, 21 y 22 del formulario DD 4/3).3.

Esto podría ser diferente para las Reservas y la Guardia Nacional, ya que a menudo no se incluyen en el DEP y las diferentes jurisdicciones estatales pueden optar por castigar a las personas que no se presentan a la capacitación básica . Comuníquese con la Línea Directa de Derechos de los IG para saber qué pasos se pueden tomar para salir de estas sucursales.

Si su estado migratorio depende del alistamiento militar, sería recomendable que se comunique con un abogado de inmigración. Puede solicitar asesoramiento legal gratuito del Programa de Asistencia Militar de la Asociación Estadounidense de Abogados de Inmigración.v

 

¿QUÉ PUEDE HACER USTED AL RESPECTO?

  • Si conoce a un joven del DEP que podría estar dudando con respecto a las fuerzas armadas, conéctelo a esta página. Es posible que también desee vincularlos a la línea directa de derechos GI , donde pueden llamar a un consejero y obtener más información.
  • Si está considerando alistarse, le recomendamos que lea esto para obtener una visión equilibrada de los riesgos asociados con el alistamiento militar. También puede consultar la campaña Ganar la paz .
  • Si le preocupa que un reclutador no haya sido completamente sincero al convencer a alguien que conoce de que se registre en el DEP, vincúlelo a Winning the Peace , que tiene como objetivo brindar una visión más equilibrada de lo que implica el alistamiento militar.
  • Si desea obtener más información sobre el DEP, lea las diferentes regulaciones del Ejército , la Fuerza Aéreala Marinalos Marinesla Guardia Costerael Departamento de Defensa .

 

Fuentes

1 https://girightshotline.org/es/military-knowledge-base/delayed-entry-program-discharge-dep-discharge/#topic-getting-into-another-branch

2 Idem

3 Idem

 

¿Necesito hablar con un consejero sobre cómo salir?

 

  • Llame a la línea directa de derechos de los soldados @ 1-877-447-4487

  • Llame al Centro de Conciencia y Guerra @ 202-483-2220

  • Llame al Grupo de Trabajo de Derecho Militar @ 619-463-2369

  • Llame al a la Red Nacional de Oposición a la Militarización de la Juventud @ 443-671-7111 (Solo Miercoles y Jueves 12:00 - 6:00 pm PST)

 

Otros recursos:

 

 

 

#BeforeYouEnlist | @BeforeYouEnlist | #DelayedEntry | #DelayedEntryProgram | #FutureSoldiers | #WinningThePeace

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Counter-recruitment Activism and its Issues

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Download link for NNOMY Reader
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The armored plated elephant in the room that few are willing to acknowledge is the historical and increasing presence of U.S. cultural militarism in our society including its expansion in our public schools. This reality is coloring everything from our policing to our entertainment offerings. The worse effect is the militarization of our children. Pentagon programs in our public schools have gone past the development and funding of militarized programs for adolescents like JROTC and Young Marines and have now introduced programs to integrate younger audiences to the correctness of militaristic values and to ultimately recruit them into military service.

The NNOMY Reader is a document comprised of the most relevant writings and subject areas that have come out of the U.S. based counter-recruitment movement of the last 15 years and reflect the primary challenges that have shaped this activism. The chosen writings were authored by principal contributors and activists of the U.S. based “CR movement” and reveal how they engaged to effect legislative protections, gain access to schools, and develop strategies to present a counter-narrative to recruitment age youth, different and more complete than that of military recruiters of the Department of Defense while working inside the confines of national laws, equal access rules, and school district regulations.

The NNOMY Reader, does not include more extensive documents from the U.S. based counter-recruitment movement such as; Using Equal Access to Counter Militarism in High Schools, or addresses the many specific Department of Defense programs to militarize our youth like JROTC, DoD Starbase, DoD STEM, or Young Marines, but represents a good selection of the larger subject areas that activists have “specialized” in to try to slow the process of militarization in U.S. public schools and the recruitment techniques of the Pentagon. Much of what is not represented in the NNOMY Reader is available on NNOMY’s website in our counter-recruitment, articles and document sections. There is much more funding, research, written analysis, and strategic activism needed to further explore and develop a more profound awareness of cultural militarization before there can be accomplished a movement with the strength that can turn the tide on the military’s invasion upon our youth and our schools. However, counter-recruitment and youth de-militarization is an ongoing activism where new ideas will be introduced and strategies applied in the communities and in the schools to offer alternatives to entering into the U.S. military and its ongoing wars.

Those who come to engage in the proactive peace work of counter-recruitment will play an important part in creating a different world by contributing with small and collective steps, to raise the awareness to students, parents, teachers, and all who believe that wars are the status quo, of the dangers of the cultural militarization of our schools and youth, and how it threatens the foundations of a democratic society.


NNOMY Reader

The NNOMY Reader is a useful primer to learn about the realities of military recruitment, the militarism effecting our youth in schools and our opportunities for peaceful coexistance. This collection of articles represents a historical overview of the U.S. based counter-recruitment movement's strategies to inform and intervene in schools and the community about the Pentagon's multi-billion dollar programs to recruit America's youth into escalating wars. The NNOMY Reader also includes some information on alternatives to enlistment, as well as research presented by activists and investigators on the nature and risks of cultural militarization and how it  threatens our democracy.

 

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Content Sections:

  1. National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY)
  2. Counter-recruitment
  3. Cultural Militarization
  4. Health Concerns
  5. Militarizing Education
  6. Military Recruitment
  7. Privacy Rights in Schools
  8. Alternatives to Militarism

The NNOMY Reader is recommended reading for those who plan to engage in counter-recruitment activism, or are planning on working with or contributing to the work of The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth.

Download HERE

 

 

Delayed Entry Program (DEP/ Future Soldier Program)

(Lea esta información en español )

 https://nnomy.org/DEP

 

 

WHAT IS IT?

Most people who enlist are signed up into the Delayed Entry Program (DEP)—also called the “Future Soldiers” program by the Army— for up to a year before they report for active duty training. This allows them to sign up before the date set up for training.1

 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

This program is used very often by recruiters when trying to encourage high school students to sign up, especially those that might not have an idea of what to do after graduation. The problem is that a lot can change in a year, and students that initially signed up for the DEP might have second thoughts about enlisting later on.

In this case, the most important thing to know is that the easiest way to get out of the DEP is to not go or report to your shipping date. It is not necessary to contact your recruiter or send out a letter explaining your decision, or to fill out any paperwork or forms.  Because their job is to convince young people to recruit, recruiters might attempt to talk you out of your decision not to go, and even not make it clear that you can walk out at any time before your actual enlistment date.  If you are a victim of harassment from a recruiter that is trying to pressure you to sign up, contact GI Rights Hotline.


If you need to talk about your situation quickly, call Call the Military Law Task Force @ 619-463-2369 and talk to a counselor ASAP.


According to the GI Rights Hotline, “choosing not to report on the ship date has led to uncharacterized discharges in all known cases, whereas reporting to boot camp makes getting out a much more complicated process with potentially far more serious ramifications.”2 It is possible to get out of the DEP using these steps up until signing the last sheet of the military enlistment contract (blocks 20, 21, and 22 of the DD form 4/3)3.

This might be different for Reserves and National Guards since they are often not put into the DEP and different state jurisdictions may choose to punish people who don’t report to basic training. Contact the GI Rights Hotline to learn what steps can be taken to get out of these branches.

If your immigration status depends on military enlistment, it would be advisable to contact an immigration attorney. You may request free legal counsel from the American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance Program.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

  • If you know a young person in the DEP who might be having second thoughts regarding the military, link them to this page. You might also want to link them to the GI Rights Hotline, where they can call a counselor and get more information.
  • If you are considering enlisting, we recommend you read this to get a balanced take on the risks assosiated with military enlistment. You can also check out the Winning the Peace campaign.
  • If you are concerned that a recruiter might not have been completely truthful when convincing someone you know to sign in to the DEP, link them to Winning the Peace, which aims to give a more balanced view on what military enlistment entails.
  • If you want to learn more about the DEP, read the different regulations for the Army, the Air Force, the Navy, the Marines, the Coast Guard, and the Department of Defense.

 

Sources

1 https://girightshotline.org/en/military-knowledge-base/military-army-navy-air-force-marines-coast-guard-gi-rights/recruiter-abuse/#topic-what-can-be-done-about-recruiter-abuse

2 Idem

3 Idem

 

Need to Talk with a Counselor about Getting Out?

 

  • Call The GI Rights Hotline @ 1-877-447-4487

  • Center on Conscience & War @ 202-483-2220

  • Call the Military Law Task Force @ 619-463-2369

  • Call The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth @ 619-798-8335

 

Other Resources:

 

 

 

 #BeforeYouEnlist | @BeforeYouEnlist | #DelayedEntry | #DelayedEntryProgram | #FutureSoldiers | #WinningThePeace

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Reviewed 07/15/2022

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