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Navy defies Pentagon, board unanimously retains 22-year officer who refused Covid-19 vaccine

Published in Blog on June 02, 2022 by Article V Patriot

Navy Lt. Billy Moseley has been an officer for 22 years and took a courageous stand against the military’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate by outright refusing to comply with the order, ultimately proving to be a worthy battle.

Moseley could have decided to retire from the Navy or he could have attempted to receive a religious exemption. But, the brave American was willing to take on the fight for personal freedom within his own military – so he did neither.

He took his concern to the administrative separation board after learning "that the Navy and the other services intended to implement a blanket denial policy," according to a press release from his attorney, R. Davis Younts. 

He “became convinced that as an officer he had an obligation to take a stand against the unlawful order and be a voice for thousands of enlisted Sailors," a press release stated. 

The Navy had a choice to make: fire Moseley for not complying with the order or retain him.

Shockingly, the board unanimously agreed 3-0 that Moosely did not commit misconduct and should be retained in the Navy. 

This decision was in direct opposition to the Biden administration and the Pentagon, who have mandated the Covid-19 vaccine for all military personnel. Defying your superiors in any work situation, especially the U.S. military where discipline is always expected, is such an incredibly rare and risky move.

Clearly, the military personnel thought the federal government was seeking too much control over their lives and bodies. Convention of States Action thinks so too. At COS, we aim to limit the power of the federal government so that unfair power abuses on the part of politicians, such as vaccine mandates, cannot continue. 

The vaccine mandates have created huge rifts among Americans, but the tensions behind the scenes within these branches of the government are undoubtedly escalating with this decision. Moseley showed his courage to fight for what he felt was an injustice and so did the three board members who went against Biden's system as well.

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