Pentagon Rescinds COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

President Joe Biden signed the fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act last month, which required DoD to rescind the mandate. The Pentagon has stopped all related personnel actions, such as discharging troops for refusing the shot. Commanders can bar unvaccinated troops from assignments or deployments when vaccinations are required for traveling to or entering foreign nations. But Austin’s memo leaves other questions unanswered.