Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, provided that certification last July, and the policy ended Sept. The religious ceremony was officiated by the Rev. I can mention that I have a girlfriend, if I were to have one, without fearing separation from the Naval Academy. It also included online profiles numerous alumni for the purpose of becoming "role models" for current midshipmen at the academy and junior officers in the fleet. It was the second same-sex wedding ceremony held in the historic chapel. The court said that the military's new policy on military service by open gays and lesbians, " Don't ask, don't tell " DADTwas not under review, yet the court held that the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment did not permit the Government to remove members of the armed services merely because they say they are homosexuals, a holding that directly contradicted DADT. Click here for the Ring Dance.
Second-year midshipman Kay Moore entered the Navy after high school as an enlisted sailor.
Midshipmen describe smooth transition from ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
USNA Out counseled midshipmen on how to live within the rules. Military Academy and the Coast Guard Academy are forming clubs. Judges asked hypothetical questions about a servicemember who was celibate or promised not to engage in homosexual sex while in the military, or one who only engaged in such acts off-base with a civilian in a jurisdiction where such behavior was not criminalized. AspinJudge Abner J. The court ordered the Navy to commission the dismissed Steffan as a Navy officer and grant him his Naval Academy diploma. The court's questioning revolved around the Navy's apparent punishment of speech and its regulation of behavior outside the military's jurisdiction. Across the military, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said recently, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell — once highly controversial — is "going very well.