Amandeep Sidhu was quoted by the Blog of Legal Times on September 2 regarding his leadership of a McDermott pro bono team in its latest success at securing Pentagon approval for Sikhs to maintain their religiously mandated beards and turbans while serving in the U.S. Army. After winning one-time exemptions for two officers last year, Mr. Sidhu’s team recently secured the same right for an enlisted soldier. “This is historic, absolutely, in terms of what this means for Sikhs,” Mr. Sidhu stated. “The officer accommodation was clearly a big step in the right direction. The accommodation of an enlisted soldier is an even bigger step and brings us one step closer to the average Sikh being able to serve his country.” The story also received mention in The Wall Street Journal (September 2).