Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of Don t Ask Ton s Tell

This document constitutes their report of that assessment and their recommendations. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.

Author: Jeh Charles Johnson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437943535

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On March 2, 2010, the Secretary of Defense appointed the two editors to co-chair a working group to undertake a comprehensive review of the impacts of repeal, should it occur, of Section 654 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code, commonly known as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. Their assignment was two-fold: (1) assess the impact of repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell on military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, recruiting, retention, and family readiness; and (2) recommend appropriate changes, if necessary, to existing regulations, policies, and guidance in the event of repeal. This document constitutes their report of that assessment and their recommendations. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.
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The End of Don t Ask Don t Tell

Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask, Don’t ...

Author: J Ford Huffman

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 016090546X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers. Topics include lessons from foreign militaries, serving while openly gay, women at war, returning to duty, marching forward after repeal, and support for the committed same-sex partners and families of gay service members.
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Evolution of Government Policy Towards Homosexuality in the US Military

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality. "Parco and Levy have produced a fine edited volume dedicated to deepening our understanding of the federal DADT policy.

Author: James E. Parco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134916320

Category: Political Science

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Throughout history, homosexuality has been a complicating factor for men and women electing to serve in the armed forces of the United States. The right to serve became increasingly complicated when the Department of Defense responded to congressional legislation in 1993 by adopting a policy that later became known as "don’t ask, don’t tell" (DADT). DADT permitted homosexual members to serve in the forces, so long as they showed no evidence of homosexual behavior. The compromise policy remained in force until Congress passed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 and finally, in September 2011, the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the US armed forces officially came to an end. Reflecting on the 20-year period governed by DADT, this volume explores the history, culture, attitudes and impacts of policy evolution from the mid-20th Century through to the present day. It not only provides insight to the scholarly field of how the most powerful institution in the world has viewed and dealt with homosexuality as it transitioned into the 21st century, but it is also poised to become a seminal collection for researchers in the decades to come. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality. "Parco and Levy have produced a fine edited volume dedicated to deepening our understanding of the federal DADT policy. What has resulted is a deep analysis of the federal policies regarding gays and lesbians in the U.S. military. This volume is filled with rich descriptions and analyses written by the very best thinkers about issues pertaining to gays and lesbians in the U.S. military. Parco and Levy not only offer a comprehensive treatment of DADT, but their book will stand the test of time and spur additional important research about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer service members. The Rise and Fall of DADT is accessibly written and offers readers a comprehensive understanding of the DADT federal policy and the attendant issues of equity, social justice and ever-changing attitudes about LGBTQ people related to the U.S. military and to the larger American society." John P. Elia, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Homosexuality and Professor and Associate Chair of Health Education at San Francisco State University, USA "As Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs from 2010 to 2012, and the first openly-gay senior official to serve at the Pentagon, I was witness to and honored to be an active participant in the historic process that led to the ban on discrimination against lesbian and gay service members: men and women who had been hiding in plain sight while risking their lives to serve their country honorably. In this volume, Jim Parco and Dave Levy provide what is perhaps the most comprehensive account to date of the evolution of US government policy regarding LGBT service members. Their study includes outstanding firsthand narratives by many friends who played central roles in the repeal of Don’t Ask/Don’t tell, including Sue Fulton, Jonathan Lee and former Congressman Patrick Murphy. Parco and Levy provide the opportunity for scholars, experts and ordinary citizens from all walks of life to share in those journeys and in the very positive results that were achieved." Douglas B. Wilson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for the United States
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The End of Don t Ask Don t Tell The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans

The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans J Ford ... 22 November 2010, http://publicsquare.net/repeal-dont-ask-dont-tell.

Author: J Ford Huffman

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160915581

Category: Social Science

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Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers. Topics include lessons from foreign militaries, serving while openly gay, women at war, returning to duty, marching forward after repeal, and support for the committed same-sex partners and families of gay service members.
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Support to the Department of Defense Comprehensive Review Working Group Analyzing the Impact of Repealing Don t Ask Don t Tell

Westat has conducted surveys of service members and their spouses designed to measure perceptions of how a repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) might affect military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, morale, family ...

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Westat has conducted surveys of service members and their spouses designed to measure perceptions of how a repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) might affect military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, morale, family readiness, military community life, recruitment, and retention. The surveys were not designed to be a referendum on the issue of DADT repeal, nor can survey results alone answer the question of whether repeal should or should not occur. The surveys can, however, contribute to the decisionmaking process by providing information on what service members and their spouses think will be the likely impact of repeal. A majority of service members perceive that the effect of a repeal of DADT will be neutral -- that is, it will have either 'no effect' or will affect their immediate unit 'equally as positively as negatively.' A smaller, but still substantial, group said that repeal will affect their unit 'very negatively/ negatively,' and an even smaller group said that repeal will affect their immediate unit 'very positively/ positively.' This pattern of responses holds true across all the major areas of interest, including unit cohesion, unit effectiveness (both for those who have been deployed to a combat zone and those who have not), personal and unit readiness, and personal morale. This same pattern of the relative size of neutral, negative, and positive perceptions also extends to questions relating to the impact of repeal on retention and recruitment.
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Government at Work

Nd. “Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” Human Rights Campaign Resources. ... “Study: No Negative Impact From DADT Repeal.” Mother Jones, September 10.

Author: Sunil Ahuja

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498530583

Category: Political Science

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This edited volume features academic experts using leading policy frameworks to analyze the prominent U.S. public policy issues of the twenty-first century. Readers will learn about the similarities and fundamentals of policy development while also seeing the unique issues and obstacles found in each policy environment.
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Abuse An Encyclopedia of Causes Consequences and Treatments

Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT): Quick Reference Guide.” USD (P&R) Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments. Repeal of DADT and ...

Author: Rosemarie Skaine

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695152

Category: Psychology

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This timely volume shows how abuse impacts every segment of society—and how society is seeking effective ways to respond. • Offers an introductory essay that places the subject in context and provides a framework within which to study and understand abuse • Features entries from leading scholars who provide a contemporary approach to the issues • Covers a wide range of types of abuse, individuals and organizations affected by abuse, and people working to reduce and eliminate abuse • Includes summaries of laws that apply to various forms of abuse • Provides a "topic finder" to assist readers in locating information relative to particular types of abuse
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Understanding the Repeal of Don t Ask Don t Tell

These experts review the history of DADT and the steps taken to get to repeal, as well as to speculate on the future of gay rights legislation"--P. [4] of cover.

Author: William D. Araiza

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ISBN: 031427653X

Category: Social Science

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Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of Don t Ask Don t Tell

On March 2, 2010, the Secretary of Defense appointed General Carter F. Ham, United States Army and Jeh Charles Johnson, General Counsel, Department of Defense to co-chair a working group to undertake a comprehensive review of the impacts of ...

Author: Department Defense

Publisher: Northern House Media, LLC

ISBN: 061546503X

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On March 2, 2010, the Secretary of Defense appointed General Carter F. Ham, United States Army and Jeh Charles Johnson, General Counsel, Department of Defense to co-chair a working group to undertake a comprehensive review of the impacts of repeal, should it occur, of Section 654 of Title 10 of the United States Code, commonly known as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law. In this effort, they were aided by a highly dedicated team of 49 military and 19 civilian personnel from across the Department of Defense and the Military Services. Their assignment from the Secretary was two-fold: 1) assess the impact of repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell on military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, recruiting, retention, and family readiness; and 2) recommend appropriate changes, if necessary, to existing regulations, policies, and guidance in the event of repeal. The Secretary directed them to deliver their assessment and recommendations to him by December 1, 2010. This document constitutes their report of that assessment and their recommendations. The Secretary also directed them to develop a plan of action to support implementation of a repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. That plan accompanies this report.
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Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics

... impact of the policy. See: http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/issues/dont-ask-dont-tell.htm. ... Cid Standifer, “Survey: DADT repeal has less impact than.

Author: George Lucas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317801764

Category: History

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The Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics is a comprehensive reference work that addresses concerns held in common by the military services of many nations. It attempts to discern both moral dilemmas and clusters of moral principles held in common by all practitioners of this profession, regardless of nation or culture. Comprising essays by contributors drawn from the four service branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine corps) as well as civilian academics specializing in this field, this handbook discusses the relationship of "ethics" in the military setting to applied and professional ethics generally. Leading scholars and senior military practitioners from countries including the US, UK, France, China, Australia and Japan, discuss various national cultural views of the moral dimensions of military service. With reference to the responsibilities of professional orientation and education, as well as the challenges posed by recent technological developments, this handbook examines the difficulties underpinning the fundamental framework of military service. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, war theory, ethics philosophy, sociology, war and conflict studies, and security studies.
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Fighting to Serve

"Fighting to Serve" gives a no-holds-barred account of the backstage strategies and negotiations, revealing how various LGBT organizations, the Congress, the Pentagon, and the White House often worked at cross purposes.

Author: Alexander Nicholson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613743751

Category: HISTORY

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Discharged in 2002 from the US Army under the provisions of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Alexander Nicholson was shocked to learn there was no group advocating DADT's repeal that was reaching out to active military or veterans organizations. Nicholson believed the repeal effort needed spokespersons who understood military culture, who could talk about DADT's impact on those who serve to those who serve and served. Someone like him. From this idea Servicemembers United, the largest organization for gay and lesbian servicemembers, was born. Nicholson and several others who had been discharged under DADT toured the United States, where they spoke at American Legion posts, on radio talk shows, and at press conferences across the South and on both coasts. Surprised at the mostly positive reception that the tour provoked, Nicholson and Servicemembers United were propelled to the forefront of the DADT repeal fight. In time Nicholson became the only named plaintiff in the successful lawsuit that ordered the policy overturned, forcing the US Congress to act. "Fighting to Serve" gives a no-holds-barred account of the backstage strategies and negotiations, revealing how various LGBT organizations, the Congress, the Pentagon, and the White House often worked at cross purposes. But in the end, it was the pressure brought by active veterans, a court ruling out of California, and a few courageous senators, representatives, and military leaders that brought the destructive policy to an end.
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One Year Out

"Prior to the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' (DADT) on September 20, 2011, many observers predicted that allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) troops to serve openly would harm the military.

Author: Aaron Belkin

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ISBN: OCLC:809778755

Category: Gay military personnel

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"Prior to the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' (DADT) on September 20, 2011, many observers predicted that allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) troops to serve openly would harm the military. This study is the first scholarly effort to assess the accuracy of such predictions about the impact of DADT repeal on military readiness. Our conclusions are based on a consideration of all of the evidence that was available to us at the time our research was conducted, the half-year period starting six months after repeal and concluding at the one-year mark"--P. 3
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Military Law Review

ask how it could be done and minimize the effect on combat effectiveness . ... The future of this 1993 DADT legislation — now embodied in both AR 635100 and ...

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Don t Ask Don t Tell Policy

Since the establishment of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT)" policy on 30 November 1993 the tenor of the times has significantly changed on the issue of sexual orientation in American society.

Author: Arthur M. Brown

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ISBN: OCLC:229895088

Category: Gay military personnel

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The U S Military and Civil Rights Since World War II

Jody Feder, Congressional Research Service, “Don't Ask, Don't Tell”: A Legal ... One Year Out: An Assessment of DADT Repeal's Impact on Military Readiness 4 ...

Author: Heather Stur

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440842061

Category: History

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Through examinations of the U.S. military's racial and gender integration efforts, and its handling of sexuality, this book argues that the need for personnel filling the ranks has forced the armed services to be pragmatically progressive since World War II. • Includes an introduction that offers historical context for understanding the U.S. military's relationship to social change • Provides an in-depth examination of race, gender, and sexuality within the U.S. military since World War II • Includes a conclusion that explores the future of military progressivism • Engages contemporary military issues of interest to students and educators
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The Great Destroyer

“We sometimes ask Marines what is their preference and I can tell you that an ... “I do have serious concerns about the impact of a repeal of the law on a ...

Author: David Limbaugh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476774428

Category: Political Science

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Sean Hannity called it "A must-read book on the Obama administration's shameless pillaging of America." Now updated with a new introduction previewing Obama's second term, David Limbaugh's "New York Times" bestseller "The Great Destroyer" is more important than ever, as a comprehensive indictment of Barack Obama's war on freedom, prosperity, and American power.
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Congressional Record

If we do not wrap our arms I said : No , it is not . ... I can tell you more pollution and toxic emissions which are here tonight calling for action are ...

Author: United States. Congress

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ISBN: OSU:32437123702488

Category: Law

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Culture Wars

the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, that would consider the impact of its repeal on our armed services, and that would offer their best military advice on the ...

Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317473510

Category: Business & Economics

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The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.
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Support to the DoD Comprehensive Review Working Group Analyzing the Impact of Repealing don t Ask Don t Tell

Westat has conducted surveys of Service members and their spouses designed to measure perceptions of how a repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) might affect military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, morale, family ...

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Westat has conducted surveys of Service members and their spouses designed to measure perceptions of how a repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) might affect military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, morale, family readiness, military community life, recruitment, and retention. The surveys were not designed to be a referendum on the issue of DADT repeal, nor can survey results alone answer the question of whether repeal should or should not occur. The surveys can, however, contribute to the decisionmaking process by providing information on what Service members and their spouses think will be the likely impact of repeal. A majority of Service members perceive that the effect of a repeal of DADT will be neutral - that is, it will have either 'no effect' or will affect their immediate unit 'equally as positively as negatively.' A smaller, but still substantial, group said that repeal will affect their unit 'very negatively/ negatively, ' and an even smaller group said that repeal will affect their immediate unit 'very positively/ positively.' This pattern of responses holds true across all the major areas of interest, including unit cohesion, unit effectiveness (both for those who have been deployed to a combat zone and those who have not), personal and unit readiness, and personal morale. This same pattern of the relative size of neutral, negative, and positive perceptions also extends to questions relating to the impact of repeal on retention and recruitment.
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