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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 (Mobi eBook)

Title:
The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans
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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.


This book includes both a report section that will be of interest to policymakers and decision makers within the U.S. military and Department of Defense and academia, but also a section of essays that will be of interest to a wider audience, including the general public.  The editors’ media hits suggest that media interest is wide and diverse.

Audience

Primary: Members of the U.S. military, policymakers at Department of Defense, Social Sciences and Culture scholars and students, National Security scholars and students, Civil Rights scholars and students, Anthropological scholars and students
          
Secondary: Gay Civil Rights scholars and students, the general public 

Table of Contents

About the Nomenclature.....................................................................................................vi

Preface .................................................................................................................................vii

Tammy S. Schultz

Acknowledgments .............................................................................................................xiii

Introduction.......................................................................................................................xvi

J. Ford Huffman and Tammy S. Schultz

Part One: The Reports ..........................................................................................................1

After Repeal: Lessons from Foreign Militaries .............................................................2

Nora Bensahel

The Case for Military Family Readiness: Support for the Committed Same-

Sex Partners and Families of Gay Service Members ..................................................18

LtCol Thomas Dolan, USMC, and Cdr Randall J. Biggs, USN

An Analysis of Opinion: The Impact of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Its Repeal,

and the Proposed Plan to Implement the Repeal.......................................................48

Maj Darrel L. Choat, USMC

It’s Time to Redefine the Marine Warrior .................................................................111

Maj Alasdair B. G. Mackay, USMC

Part Two: The Essays ........................................................................................................137

Introduction to the Essays...........................................................................................138

J. Ford Huffman

To Think Critically and Creatively, to Dare to Know..............................................141

Col Michael F. Belcher, USMC (Ret.)

Serving While Openly Gay

Coming Out in 1993 and Serving as a Gay Marine .................................................145

Justin Crockett Elzie

An Openly Gay Navy Officer for Four Years ............................................................148

R. Dirk Selland

Women at War

I Represent the People Whose Voices Aren’t Heard ................................................152

Vernice Armour

A High Five Instead of a Kiss......................................................................................157

Kristen Kavanaugh

In a Combat Zone I Was Worried That I Would Be Found Out............................161

Julianne H. Sohn

Return to Duty

Gay Troops Will Continue to Conduct Themselves with Honor ..........................165

Antonio G. Agnone

I Hope to Resume My Career as an Officer and Leader..........................................169

Michael D. Almy

A Law That Said I Am Not Good Enough to Serve.................................................173

David Hall

Repeal is a Testament to the Core Values of the United States...............................176

Joseph Christopher Rocha

One of My Best Friends

Of 5,936 Floggings, Only 5 for “Homosexual Offenses” .........................................178

Mark D. Faram

Joe’s Story is the One I Tell Most Often .....................................................................183

Seth Moulton

At Ease with Myself

I Allowed Law to Compromise Honor, Courage, Commitment............................187

Maj Darrel L. Choat, USMC

It Is Possible That Someone in the Room Is Gay......................................................191

Maj Dirk Diener, USMC

Coming Out to a Fellow Marine Was No Big Deal..................................................195

Brian Fricke

“Buck Up and Serve Honorably”................................................................................199

Justin H. Johnson

After a First Salute to Two New Officers, Devastation............................................202

Ed Luna

The Moral Dilemma of Honor and Deception.........................................................206

Maj Alasdair B. G. Mackay, USMC

Investigated 17 Times in 23 Years of Service ............................................................209

Kristen L. Tobin

A Legacy of the Holocaust, Normandy, and Vietnam.............................................213

Stacy J. Vasquez

Marching Forward

A Time to Empower Gay Troops to Speak for Themselves ....................................217

Lara A. Ballard

The Knife Is Out of Their Backs.................................................................................220

Michelle M. Benecke

Reactions from Indifference to Open Support .........................................................224

SFC David Cogdill, USA

The Law Magnified a Cultural Barrier ......................................................................227

Andrew Harris

Services Will Get On with the Business at Hand .....................................................230

Brendan P. Kearney

Appendix: Historical Documents ...................................................................................235

They Are Already There ..............................................................................................237

Senator Jim Webb

What the Service Chiefs Said: Statements to the Senate .........................................239

From the Commandant and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, 28

January 2011.............................................................................................................247

Certification of Readiness to Implement Repeal, 22 July 2011 ..............................249

Contributors ......................................................................................................................251

About the Editors .............................................................................................................254

Product Details

Availability Details:
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USA Price:
$6.75
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$9.45
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps, Marine Corps University Press
Author:
  • Huffman, J. Ford
Year/Pages:
2012: 274 p.
Notes:
Although this book does not have a stock number beginning with 008-055, it is a Marine Corps publication.
Key Phrases:
  • End of Dont Ask Dont Telll
  • Gays in the Military
  • Lesbians in the Military
  • Armed Forces
  • Military History
  • Naval History
  • Marine Corps History
Weight:
1.25
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Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
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Item available Date:
03/19/2012
Last Status Update:
02/08/2017
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