Sikhs are known for their duty, loyalty, and service to God and Country. Practicing Sikhs have served in the United States Armed forces before the ruling of 1981 which disallowed Sikhs to join due to alleged health and safety hazard of their turban and uncut hair. New regulations adopted in July 1999 denied previously granted exemption that permitted the wearing of a turban while in uniform.
Dr. Trilok Singh Puniani
Joined the U.S Army Reserves in 1999. Read about denial of the Sikh Attire in the U.S Armed Forces.
Harshmir Kaur Gill
One of the first women of East Indian descent to have been commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Appeal-Democrat.com
Sikhs in the United States Military and the Congress