Before joining the Marines, my femaleness had never been presented to me so vividly-- nor had I ever felt so "female" in my life. Tradition reminds us, "Boys will be boys." What if I refuse to accept that maxim, ideology and license for aggression?
While the situation in Fort Bragg is still developing, this whole situation could have been avoided if the DoD had made the aforementioned changes soon after the repeal of DADT and issued same-sex spouses military identification cards as "family members."
If my own service as an Army officer taught me anything, it's this: you don't win the next battle by talking about the last one. You win it by digging deeper, pushing harder and sacrificing more, or else you don't win it at all.