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Religious Conviction in the Profession of Arms


Christopher J. Eberle


United States Naval Academy

Capt. Rick Rubel


United States Naval Academy

June 15, 2010


Abstract:     
We present two cases in which a Commanding Officer in the United States military relies on his religious convictions to determine whether to grant a subordinate's request to be granted leave to get an abortion. We use these cases to reflect on the proper role of religious conviction in the exercise of command authority. We argue that military professionalism does not require officers to refrain from relying on their religious convictions to make command decisions.

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Keywords: religion, war, abortion, politics, morality, military profession

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Date posted: May 2, 2011 ; Last revised: July 13, 2011

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Eberle, Christopher J. and Rubel, Capt. Rick, Religious Conviction in the Profession of Arms (June 15, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1826247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1826247

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Christopher J. Eberle (Contact Author)
United States Naval Academy ( email )
121 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
United States
Capt. Rick Rubel
United States Naval Academy ( email )
121 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
United States
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