05/23/2011 12:43 pm ET Updated Jul 23, 2011

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Training: Gay Military Officer's Inside View

What a fascinating time to be a gay man in the U.S. military. This time last year, I was sure the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy was here to stay for the next 2 to 3 years. I never thought by now I'd be in a unit where almost everyone has received post-repeal training. While not entirely satisfied with the training process, I believe the overall message has started to stick: lesbian and gay troops are soon going to be open in the work place, and despite the commotion caused by this change in policy, it's really no big deal.

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