Recently appointed Oklahoma National Guard Adjutant General Thomas Mancino is refusing to enforce the Defense Department’s vaccine mandate on Oklahoma’s National Guard troops, according to a report.
According to a Thursday memo obtained by the Oklahoman, Mancino ordered that no member of Oklahoma’s National Guard will be required to receive a coronavirus vaccine.
Moreover, the memo stated that “no negative administrative or legal action will be taken” against guard members who choose not to get inoculated against the virus, according to the Oklahoman.
Lt. Col. Geoff Legler is a spokesman for the Oklahoma National Guard and spoke to the outlet regarding the memorandum.
“The clarified policy on COVID vaccinations for Oklahoma Army and Air National Guardsmen reflects the governor’s ability to assert his command