Accession Number : ADA533005


Title :   Support Plan for Implementation: Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a533005.pdf


Report Date : 30 Nov 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : On March 2, 2010, the Secretary of Defense directed the Honorable Jeh Charles Johnson, General Counsel of the Department of Defense, and General Carter F. Ham, Commander, U.S. Army Europe, to stand up an intra-Department, inter-Service working group to conduct a comprehensive review of the issues associated with a repeal the [Don't Ask, Don't Tell] law. The Secretary's Terms of Reference required two deliverables: 1) a Report containing the Co-Chairs' assessment and recommendations; 2) a plan of action to support the implementation of a repeal of the law. This is that plan. The Support Plan for Implementation was written in close collaboration with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)) and anticipates key elements of a successful implementation. It is based on the assessment recommendations contained in the Co-Chairs' Report. Because issues associated with repeal of 10 U.S.C. 654 (commonly known as the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law) are subject to a shifting legislative and legal landscape, in order to implement any change law or policy successfully the Department of Defense and the Services may need to deviate from some recommendations found in this Support Plan. Until such time as Congress may act to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Support and subsequent related work by OUSD(P&R) and the Services serve as contingency plans that will assist the Department of Defense in preparing for a repeal, should it indeed occur. This plan is designed to support each of the Service Training Commands developing training materials in the traditions and requirements of their respective Service.


Descriptors :   *LEGISLATION , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , LAW ENFORCEMENT , ARMY , EMERGENCIES , CONGRESS , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , PLANNING


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE