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

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United States Marine Lance Cpl. Edgar Gonzalez asks a question during a training session to familiarize Marines with the military's new position on gay and lesbian service members and the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) | AP File

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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