Previous discussions have highlighted research papers from Professional Military Education (PME) courses that have addressed topics of religion in the military. Again, as noted at the time, these papers are the result of an academic course of study and do not reflect official positions or policies. The fact that religion in the military is coming up so frequently as a topic, however, does say something about the current culture.
Yet another example of this trend is the paper “Constructing Religious Empathy in the US Military” (pdf) by USAF Major Jess Drab; the paper was written for the US Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College in 2008.
In the paper, Drab argues that while some believe religion in the military should Read more