U.S. Military Milestones

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  • Women in Combat, Military
  • Military, Desegregation of the Military
  • Women in the Military
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
  • Sole Survivor Policy, Military
  • Military

Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a controversial ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military in place from Dec. 21, 1993, until it was repealed by President Obama on Sept. 20, 2011. Under the DADT, many “outted” officers were discharged for "homosexual conduct." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)