Saturday, August 11, 2012

Army appoints first openly gay general

CNN is reporting the US Army’s appointment of Brig. General Tammy Smith, 49, as the US military’s first openly gay officer at the general (or admiral) level.  The story is here.

Leo Shane, in a story in Stars and Stripes, also notes that Gen. Smith did not announce her sexual orientation until Friday, link here.  

Smith’s wife is a cofounder of the Military Partners and Families Coalition (link)

The appointment should, in psychological terms, help bake in the repeal of DADT should there ever be any future challenge, especially from a GOP president or Congress. 

Picture:  Me, last night, at Cobalt. 

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