Board of Directors

Voices of Conscience: Ethan Foote

“No one who supports war has to go through this level of introspection…No legal or political structure compels people to articulate why they are willing to go to war.”

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Richard Capron

"My days as an anti-war activist began in 1969 while a college student. It was a little more complicated to become a CO in those days."

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Ethan Foote

Washington, D.C. native Ethan Foote is a musician, composer, and former CCW intern and GI Rights Hotline counselor.

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Chris Lombardi

Chris' lifelong anti-war activism has included five years on the staff of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) in San Francisco.

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Jarrod Grammel

Jarrod Grammel is an Air Force veteran and conscientious objector living in a suburb of Washington, D.C. While in the military, he worked as chief editor of the base website and newspaper and shortly as the studio photographer. In March 2015, he was granted a...

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Nolan L. Fontaine

Nolan L. Fontaine was born in Chester, PA and is an Army conscientious objector (CO); his shift in conscience came after being deployed to Louisiana for both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005. Nolan holds a bachelor's degree from Penn State University...

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Ellen Barfield, War Resisters League / Veterans For Peace

Ellen Barfield is active with Veterans For Peace, War Resisters League, National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, School of the Americas Watch, the Plowshares movement, and others. She has been a nonviolent activist for nearly 30 years, after leaving the US Army...

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Dan Cole, CCW Board Chair; Fellowship of Reconciliation

A Christian pacifist/conscientious objector during his sophomore year of high school in upstate New York, Dan Cole registered as a CO under 1AO status in 1972. Dan later became active in FOR and Amnesty International while attending graduate school and living in...

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George Clifford, Advisory Member

George is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of North Carolina and a retired U.S. Navy Captain (Chaplain Corps). Among his activities while on active duty were teaching the philosophy of religion at the Naval Academy, ethics at the Naval Postgraduate School,...

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