Religion and the Military

The relationship between religion and the military has a long and varied history –whether it be Christians in the Air Force, Sikhs in the Army, Muslims or Buddhists in the Navy, or any combination thereof.  It involves not only the obvious military regulations, but also Constitutional interpretation, Supreme Court decisions, Congressional law, Presidential decrees, and more.

Below are some of the more important references regarding both the current state and the history of the religion/military relationship.  Suggestions for additions or critiques are welcomed.

General Order Number One

Policies on Religion


Air Force



Supreme Court and Judicial Decisions

US Constitution

Declaration of Independence

Military Papers and Publications

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