Army Materiel Command Hatch Act training
By AMC Command CounselAugust 3, 2020
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The 2020 Presidential Election is now three months away. Army personnel, Soldiers and civilian employees alike, swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Defense has a long-standing policy of encouraging its personnel to carry out the obligations of citizenship, which includes permitting certain political activities, such as registering to vote and voting. It is critically important that all Army personnel are aware of and understand the permissible and impermissible political activities for Soldiers and civilian employees pursuant to DoD Directive 1344.10 and the Hatch Act (US Code Sections 7321-7326), respectively.The Under Secretary of the Army required commanders and senior leaders to comply with guidance on communications with presidential campaigns and required all Army personnel to receive materials related to the political activities rules applicable to both Soldiers and civilian employees by July 15, 2020. Additionally, he directed commanders and senior leaders to provide briefings to personnel on political activities rules. Therefore, all AMC employees should view the thirty minute video on permissible and impermissible political activities presented by Mr. Larry Wilde, Chief Ethics Counselor, Office of the Command Counsel at https://www.milsuite.mil/video/watch/video/33017.