US Army Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, who two years ago was one of three turban-wearing Sikhs granted permission to serve in the military with his articles of faith intact, speaks to the a Rotary Club in New York about his experiences in Afghanistan:
Since his time joining the army, Kalsi has earned a Bronze Star Medal, the fourth highest combat award in the Armed Forces and has seen two more Sikhs join after him.
When Rotarians inquired as to whether his precedent has made it easier for more Sikhs to join with their turbans, Kalsi said that while it may not take as long as the process he underwent, there are still significant obstacles.
“There is still a fair amount of paperwork,” he said. “We are pushing for a policy change.”
More, including video, at the Pleasantville-Briarcliff Manor Patch.