Monday, March 1, 2010

Pentagon Picks Gen. Ham to Head Study on DADT Repeal

The military newspaper Star and Stripes has announced that four-star general Carter Ham to lead the year-long study of the effects of the repeal of of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). Ham has not publicly stated his position on whether or not gays and lesbians are suited to serve in the military, but has acknowledged for the record that he believes a change in policy is inevitable. Ham told NCO Journal, "We must prepare soldiers and leaders for that change."

Stars and Stripes reports:
"The Pentagon declined to discuss why Ham had been chosen to lead the study beyond praising his experience and "wisdom," as Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, put it. But those who have worked with him, and his own personal story suggest he brings a judicial temperament, flexibility and credibility to the table."
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