On June 8, 2021, we hosted a panel discussion with five amazing individuals. The recording is available below.

Our GI Rights Hotline Counselors led a discussion with these five service members about the experiences that led them to apply for discharge as conscientious objectors and about the subsequent process.

These five panelists come from the Army (Special Forces and a recent West Point graduate), Space Force, and Air and Army National Guards. They come from varied backgrounds and ethical and spiritual underpinnings. Their stories are poignant and worth hearing no matter what the viewer’s own standpoint is regarding military service and nonviolence.

We hope you will watch the playback and share with others.