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First Study of Openly Gay Military Service Finds "Non-Event" at One-Year Mark

Release Date: 
September 10, 2012
Press Contact: 
Indra Lusero,, 303-902-9402

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 10, 2012 -- The first academic study of the effects of repealing “don't ask, don’t tell” (DADT) has found that the new policy of open service has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale, according to a new story on the Huffington Post. Co-authors of the study, whose publication coincides with the anniversary of DADT repeal, include professors at the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Marine Corps War College.


The full study is available in the Publications section. Click here for the full study: Year Out_0.pdf