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Ros asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 2 months ago

Does a Conscientious Objector still exist in the military?

Watch Hacksaw Ridge. Had know idea someone could enter war without a weapon and still serve. That was back then though. With today's growing technology I'm sure there are others ways one could serve.

But could someone to this day still enter a warzone as a combat medic without a weapon? As Desmond Doss did?

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  • Mrsjvb
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    2 months ago
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    Nope.  True COs are not permitted to enlist all any longer.  And since there is no draft, no one actually tries to do so.  In an all volunteer military, you cannot try and claim it once in.  Combat medics are required to carry weapons in order to defend their wounded.  

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  • 1 month ago

    No. If you are a CO you do not join in the first place.

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  • 2 months ago

    no draft since the mid 70s

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  • TomB
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    2 months ago

    In the US, we have a program that started in 1973 with them in mind....

    - it is called an all volunteer Military.

    - If you object to war or deployments...don't volunteer to join it.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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  • 2 months ago

    The military has non combatants such as medics, and chaplains (holy men).

    Source(s): USMC 2002-2006.
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    • Daniel
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      1 month agoReport

      Steven, I got that directly from the mouth of a Navy chaplain in Afghanistan.  His chaplain's assistant's job was to carry the gun.

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