Thursday, April 22, 2010

Servicemembers United releases 2009 DADT discharge stats (down)

Servicemembers United released the numbers for discharges under “don’t ask don’t tell” for FY2009, and they are “down” to 423. The total cumulative total since the implementation of DADT in 1993 is now 13425. If DADT is repealed, mathematics tell us that a final total number of discharges under the policy will “exist.”

The press release, dated April 19, can be found here.

Apparently the totals come from the Defense Manpower Data Center of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (link), but do not include totals from “archives” for the Reserves and National Guard.

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