For military personnel, 'mere membership' in a neo-Nazi group 'is not prohibited,' say military officials

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US military officials testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing Tuesday, where they told legislators that personnel will not be discharged from the military for membership in a white-supremacist group.

"Mere membership in the organization is not prohibited," said Robert Grabosky, deputy director of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. "Active participation," on the other hand, could result in administrative action.

A 2019 Military Times poll found that more than one-third of soldiers have seen examples of white supremacy in the military.

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United States military officials testified before Congress on Tuesday, telling legislators that personnel will not be discharged from the US military for membership in a neo-Nazi group.

The House Armed Services subcommittee on military personnel hearing which featured scholars, experts, and Pentagon officials comes on the heels of a broad uptick in white-supremacist violence that government officials are looking to curb.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What it's like to ride the world's longest flightSee Also:The best mattressesPOWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee19 financial perks of being the president of the United States