Second Sikh Doctor Allowed to Wear Articles of Faith; Enlisted Soldier In Training

September 9, 2010

Author: Steve Elliott

Source: The United States Army

Standing at attention deep in the ranks of the Soldiers in crisp ACUs and combat boots, Capt. Kamaljeet Kalsi was just like every other officer there - proud of his achievements and ready to graduate from Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 10-105.

The only thing setting him apart was his black turban and full beard. His presence at the ceremony at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center at Fort Sam Houston Sept. 3 was another historic step the U.S. Army has taken in accepting practicing Sikhs into the military.