HOW MANY VETERANS HERE

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    Sep 04, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    I know there are a few of us from law enforcement on RJ, How many others are veterans of the military or fire/police community? Has being gay affected ur employment?

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    Sep 05, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    Thank you for your service.
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    Sep 05, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    former Marine here....had a good time in the service
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    Sep 05, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    Early on it did. Had a CO down south find out (this was law enforcement) and he did everything he could to trash my career (being young and brash and out to arrest the world gave him lots of ammunition). I moved to Northern VA and found out that life could be so much better. Served fora while out in the burbs before moving federal. So far no issues.
  • Geoedward

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    Sep 05, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    Former Air Force here.icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 05, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    I was in the Army I didn't come to terms with being gay until after leaving the services and never acted on those feeling at the time
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    Sep 05, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    Returned from Service here! icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 05, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]vetteset said[/cite]I know there are a few of us from law enforcement on RJ, How many others are veterans of the military or fire/police community? Has being gay affected ur employment?

    no because i don't tell people that im gay at work, for the reason we dont have gay rights in this Country.
    I just let people find out on their own. they usally do cuase they try to add me on social sites.
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    Sep 05, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    US Army AND law enforcement both, of sorts, Military Police Corps, retired. But not out while in uniform, even in denial to myself, so perhaps not fully applicable to your topic.
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    Sep 05, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    i was secretly "out" for a good portion of my enlistment...of course, before i came out guys already had suspicions, mostly because i'm attracted to hot guys and there are a lotta hot guys, lol...hard to keep my eyes to myself sometimes!
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    Sep 05, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    Interesting, in all these services some of the anti gay arguments were

    a) you weren't sure they would back you up in a fire fight
    b) you didn't want to take a shower with them because they might look at you
    c) they probably wouldn't use their weapon/deadly force if required to do so
    d) who would want to be in a fox hole with them.


    Any others that you 've come across? When i was in the police force, there was never a doubt in anyones' mind that if i was on watch , the first guy to back up was me. When i was outed,many guys seem to have forgotten that. Other experiences in harm's way??
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 07, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    18+ years and counting active duty
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    Oct 07, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    Former AF guy here. I was "out" before I joined and stayed that way when after enlisting. It was never a problem for me because of how I carried myself: like a normal regular guy. People knew but never said anything and never questioned it. I was lucky to be surrounded around people who judged me based off what I I could do instead of who I was doing.
  • MilitaryWolf

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    Oct 07, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    Former Air Force here too. Just separated a few months back to go back to school.

    I wasn't very open for obvious reasons but I was pretty much the go to guy at my level. I was the golden boy while I was in, always making the higher ups looking good, "The exemplary Airman". Any time it came down that my shop needed to put someone up for an award is was between me and one of my best friends.

    My friends who found out I was gay (probably about 40% of the ones I associated with as friends) never changed their opinion of me much if at all. They were all pretty disappointed when I left.
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    Oct 07, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    present and accounted for *waves* 6 years Air force Electronics warfare tech with the 97th intel/Air combat command