Accession Number:

AD1111767

Title:

Department of Defense's Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

6

Abstract:

Since the change in the Department of Defense DOD Policy in 1993 on homosexuals serving in the Armed Forces the Army has faced numerous ethical challenges. With the conception of the Army Values in 1998 the Army has struggled to instill all of the seven values. DODs dont ask dont tell policy contradicts the Army Values by condoning deceit and directly affects the morale of a unit by undermining the value of integrity. The Army is a cross section of society and in being such, it faces similar challenges. Polices concerning homosexuals have impacted numerous organizations throughout the world. Even the Boy Scouts of America has face comparable challenges with its policy concerning homosexuals. Recently, numerous retired generals and admirals have released a letter to Congress pleading with them to change the law.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]