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, counseling several Naval personnel interested in becoming conscientious objection, and participating in the Navy's process for deciding whether to approve conscientious objector applications. He strongly believes that the U.S. needs the active witness of conscientious objectors to balance rampant militarism and that the U.S. should legalize selective conscientious objection, honoring the witness of religious groups and individuals who morally object to some but not all wars.