Jehovah’s Witnesses take a neutral stance in politics and in the military. Participating in politics or becoming a member of the armed forces is a serious offence that can result in a baptised Witness being disfellowshipped from the organisation.
This article explains why Jehovah's Witnesses will not engage in warfare and says, in part:
Christians chose to remain politically neutral. No injustice or threat to them or the country in which they lived justified taking part in military action. ("Is War Compatible With Christianity?", Watchtower October 2009)
Shepherd the Flock of God (2011) Elder’s Manual – includes the following as a disfellowship offence:
No 19 – Non-neutral activities (involvement in politics and the military) – Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock (ks91-E) p.96
No 20 – Military service and non-military service including working casual work (certain civilian work has recently been made a conscience matter Watchtower 96 5/1 p.20) – Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock (ks91-E) p.96
I can understand why being trained to kill and using weapons to kill the enemy can be deemed as a serious offence, resulting in disciplinary action being taken. But how does political neutrality affect employment that is NOT connected with the military?
What if a Jehovah’s Witness is employed as a civilian within, for example, the police or a political department within Government? Take someone working in public office in the finance department, or in administration, or as a secretary/stenographer. Would that level of employment be viewed as a serious offence?
P.S. This question, asked in 2017, deals mainly with being conscripted into an army but does not deal with the question of employment within an organisation deemed to have political links: Have Jehovah's Witnesses always been politically neutral?