Army Lets Three More Sikh Soldiers Wear Turban, Beard, Long Hair

April 12, 2016,

“The Army’s decision is not legally binding … and may be withdrawn at any time,” said Eric Baxter, senior counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Fund for Religious Liberty. “In fact, the Army has already stated that the accommodations will be re-evaluated in approximately one year.”

Army Relents, Grants Waiver to Let Sikh Officer Wear Beard, Turban

April 1, 2016,

In a statement released Friday morning by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the law firm representing him, Singh expressed gratitude for Wada’s decision. “I’m proud to be an American soldier,” he said. “More than ever, the military needs to reflect the diversity of our great nation. I’m grateful the Army is allowing me to serve without being forced to compromise my religion.”