A question about UCMJ

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  1. Quertillia

    Quertillia Member

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    Hello. I'm interesting in going into the Air Force and I'm a little confused about the speech limitations in UCMJ. I'm completely obsessed with politics... so would I never be allowed to run for any kind of office? How did John Mccain run for senator and than president? What about Eisenhower? It's impossible to run for office without insulting people!
     
  2. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    Both of those candidates held office after their military careers, hence UCMJ no longer applied to them.
     
  3. Quertillia

    Quertillia Member

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    So does that mean that when you leave the military it no longer applies? I thought I heard something about it applying for people who receive retirement benefits. Is this true?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    No running for office when you are active duty, however, you CAN run for office if you are in the reserves.
     

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