On May 20, 2022, a Board composed of three Navy officers found that our client LT Bill Moseley did not commit misconduct by refusing the COVID 19 injection and found unanimously that LT Moseley should be retained in the United States Navy. Attorney Younts represented LT Moseley at the administrative hearing and successfully argued that the order for military members to receive the experimental COVID 19 injection was not a lawful order. In particular, Attorney Younts successfully demonstrated that the military has not made the FDA approved version of the vaccine available to military members.
LT Moseley opposes the vaccine for religious reasons and could have submitted a religious accommodation request, however when he learned that the Navy and the other services intended to implement a blanket denial policy, he began to prayerfully consider other options. After consulting with legal and medical experts, he became convinced that as an officer he had an obligation to take a stand against the unlawful order and be a voice for thousands of enlisted Sailors. LT Moseley risked his twenty-two-year career and his military retirement because of his faith and his commitment to his oath of office as a military leader.
Although, this only one case of thousands and we have many more clients facing prosecution by the military, we are encouraged that the truth was revealed in this Board, and we hope this ground-breaking case sends a strong message to the Department of Defense.