CNAS Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Reflections 10 Years Later

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) will host Don't Ask, Don't Tell Reflections 10 Years Later, an online panel discussion on Monday, September 20, 12:00-1:30pm (Eastern Time).

September 20, 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) repeal implementation, which ended the 17-year military personnel policy enforced by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military services. Implementation of the policy’s repeal required coordination between Congress, DoD leadership, and service-level leadership, and included the perspectives of service members, veterans, and advocates.

This virtual panel will include key decisionmakers involved in the change management required to fully implement the repeal of DADT.

Speakers will include:

Hon. Jeh Johnson, then-General Counsel for the DoD

Hon. Gordon Tanner, then-General Counsel for the Department of the Air Force

Virginia Penrod, then-Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy

Hon. Patrick Murphy, former member of Congress

Aubrey Sarvis, former Executive Director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

The panel will be moderated by Hon. Douglas Wilson, then-Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. 

Katherine Kuzminski, Senior Fellow and Director of the CNAS Military, Veterans, and Society Program, will provide opening remarks.

Register here.

September 20, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
New York, NY
United States
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Jasmine Butler ·