US presidential panel advocates consistent standardization to include religious items: All US military services should establish a unified policy that presumptively permits accommodating religious items of religion. Such as turbans, beards, hijabs, and yarmulkes, according to a presidential commission’s recommendation.
Friday saw the publication of the initial report from the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans. Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, which outlines the suggestions that accept on May 12.
In 1981, the US military’s dress code forbade wearing religious objects of faith such as turbans, beards, hijabs, and yarmulkes. A skullcap worn in public by Orthodox Jewish males.
US Army and Air Force uniform standards were changed in 2017 and 2020 to include certain religious items.
The committee said that hundreds of military personnel are now serving in the US Army and Air Force with their articles of religion.
However, the US Navy and Marines “have only offered minimal religious accommodations to military personnel. And as a consequence, require them to violate their religious practices to serve their country,” the statement said.
According to the panel, there are differences between the various military services’ procedures and policies for making religious accommodations.
According to the commission’s other recommendation, the federal government should ensure that emergency and disaster prevention, planning, response, mitigation. And recovery programs take into account and represent the experiences of people with poor English proficiency.
It said that those with low English proficiency should have the same access to public and emergency warnings as others who speak English.
The panel suggested that critical papers, digital material, and forms on federal agencies’ websites be available in several AA and NHPI (Asian Americans (AA), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders) languages.
The White House Domestic Policy Council examines the report before being forwarded to President Joe Biden for consideration.