MCO 1730.9
13 Jul 2021 | SSIC 01000 Military Personnel

Pursuant to reference (a), Service members have a right to observe the tenets of their religion or to observe no religion at all, as provided in this Order. Reference (b) prohibits the federal government from substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion unless the government can demonstrate the burden to the person is: (1) in furtherance of a compelling government interest; and (2) the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling government interest. This Order implements Marine Corps policy for religious accommodation requests in accordance with references (d) and (e).