What's the news on DADT?

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    Mar 26, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Has Gates figured out how to implement it yet? What's the timetable?
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    Anyone?
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    Mar 26, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    I read that things should be ready to go by the end of June. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 26, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    All of the branches (except the Army Reserves) expect to have their post-DADT training fully completed by sometime in July. The Army Reserves expect to wrap it up by mid August. However, I've heard nothing new about when Obama will request the necessary certification from Gates and Mullen. Once certification occurs, DADT will be dead after 60 days. It is also worth noting that the post-DADT training need not be completed before certification can occur- so Obama could request it whenever he wants. As a political and practical matter, he will probably wait until all the branches have completed or substantially completed the training before making the request. So if I were a betting man I'd expect to see the certification ball start rolling sometime in July, with repeal taking effect around September-October. Fingers crossed. icon_eek.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 26, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    I've already received the training information from Dept of Army. The one disappointment is that gay harassment cannot be complained through the Equal Opportunity process. We have to use the Chain of Command or the Inspector General.

    I see this as a potential problem because the only two complaint channels are left up to the Commanders only. When EO is used, it could be a much more formal and objective investigation. I think the reason why gay harassment complaints are not given EO treatment is because the military is trying to avoid Gay history month, like we already have with historically discriminated minority history months.