It does mean you can't publicly criticize the Commander in Chief in a way that can be associated with your military service. The UCMJ is not unclear about this. From Article 88 (Contempt towards officials: "Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.” If he'd been an officer he could have gotten a lot worse.
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