Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Reflecting on Progress Made Since Its Repeal

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Reflecting on Progress Made Since Its Repeal

General Carter Ham, co-chair of the DOD's review committee, talks to students about the progress made since Don't Ask, Don't Tell was officially repealed on September 20, 2011.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Haldeman Center
Intended Audience(s): Faculty, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Registration required.

Primarily for STUDENTS. Lunch provided. Registration required: [email protected]

It has been two years since the repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. In 2010, General (ret.) Carter Ham co-chaired the Department of Defense's 66-person working group that conducted an exhaustive review of the policy. When completed, the team had received feedback from a wide-range of parties: from gay rights leaders to social conservatives; veterans groups to foreign allies; and from Service members discharged through DADT. In the end, the review team had heard from 115,000 active duty and reserve component Service members and 44,000 of their spouses through surveys. They interacted directly with 24,000 Service members through 95 live exchange forums at 51 bases throughout the world. When the report was released, General Ham concluded: “Based on all that we saw and heard, our assessment is that when coupled with the prompt implementation of the recommendations we offer, the risk of repeal to overall military effectiveness is low.”  General Ham will review the progress made since DADT was officially repealed on September 20, 2011.


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Thomas Candon

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