Lieutenant Daughter & Colonel Father: Two Generations of #Sikh Americans Serving in the #USArmedForces

Lieutenant Singh is now a second-generation Sikh American to serve as an officer in the Armed Forces. Her father, Colonel (Ret.) G.B Singh joined the U.S. Army in 1979, one of a small number of Sikhs allowed to retain articles of faith, grandfathered in after a change in policy in the early 1980s forbidding soldiers from exhibiting their religion with “conspicuous” clothing or style of hair or beard.

While the Pentagon does not track religious affiliations within families serving, Singh believes they are among the very first to have two generations of Sikh Americans, serving as officers in the United States Armed Forces.

Source: Lieutenant Daughter & Colonel Father: Two Generations of Sikh Americans Serving in the US Armed Forces | Sikh24.com