||[Apr. 7th, 2011|05:36 pm]
Since the president repealed Dont Ask, Don't Tell the military has been working on integrating the new order into the system. Military law has to be reviewed and rewritten, these changes must be taught down through the ranks so every soldier from general to private knows what they should be doing.
Today I had my first briefing on this subject from the commander. Probable future situations were brought up and discussed, questions were answered. One thing I was impressed at was the maturity at the meeting. Everytime I've seen or heard this subject brought up I've only experienced emotion and demagoguery from both sides. Today was an example of why I love the military. It was straight forward, reasonable consideration because the attitude is, "we've got our orders, now what difficulties do we predict happening, and how can we mitigate it."
Personally, all this discussion is the exact reason why I'm against the repeal. Our job is to break things and kill people. Unnecessary diversions that prevent us from training in that mission are dangerous. Now hours that could be spent on weapons training or first-aid or system maintenance will be taken up by the Do's and Don'ts of this new policy all in the name of fairness. This is the Army. There's no place for fairness when it doesn't yield any positive results, and this does not.
But, I'm a soldier, and I'll follow through with these orders.