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Board: Discharge gay NY National Guard officer

Board: Discharge gay NY National Guard officer

A military administrative board recommends a gay New York National Guard officer who publicly announced he's gay should be discharged for violating the military's policy against openly homosexual service members.
Lt. Dan Choi would be the first New York National Guard member discharged for violating the policy, known as "don't ask, don't tell." About 10,500 military and National Guard members were discharged for violating the policy between 1997 and last year.
Tuesday's recommendation against Choi must be approved by the chief of the National Guard Bureau.
Choi is a 2003 West Point graduate. He announced in March he's gay. The California native served in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 with the 10th Mountain Division.
He says he's basically being fired for telling the truth about who he is.


Updated : 2020-12-01 04:31 GMT+08:00