Are U-U’s acceptable in today’s Army?

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Are U-U’s acceptable in today’s Army?

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jan 28, 2011, 1:32pm

As a draftee in the late 1960’s, I was informed that the only faiths the U.S. Army allowed were Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish. My hippy inspired dog tags read, “Neo-American Church” which must have been acceptable. Does anyone know how today’s U-U’s do on the Army’s Spiritual Fitness Test? The following information comes from another L-T posting, but I think it is relevant here.

Jason Leopold report on Army's "Spiritual Fitness" Test Comes Under Fire.

An experimental, Army mental-health, fitness initiative designed by the same psychologist whose work heavily influenced the psychological aspects of the Bush administration's torture program is under fire by civil rights groups and hundreds of active-duty soldiers. They say it unconstitutionally requires enlistees to believe in God or a "higher power" in order to be deemed "spiritually fit" to serve in the Army.

The story has also been covered on NPR, and featured by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.