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Posted on Jun 2, 2021
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SMSgt Bob Wilson
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I prefer DADT. I know what that is--"Don't Ask, Don't Tell. I've always been a firm believer in what you do away from work, on your own time, and in the privacy of your lodging is nobodies business but yours. I don't who you have an affair with; my questions are: [1] Can you do the job? [2] Do you have family problems? Don't bring your home issues to work with you.
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SP5 Larry (Lawrence) Pitman
SP5 Larry (Lawrence) Pitman
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I was recently watching a YouTube on the aircraft carrier Karl Vinson (sp?) that addressed the issue of mixing men and women in the work place. The ship had women working on the bridge, the flight deck, everywhere. The captain had a unique policy..."No touching"..men/men, women/women, men/women. What went on "Off ship" was ignored....but onboard, duty was the focus
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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CW3 (Join to see) - The answer would be the same for both. IE: What do i need to take care of while your gone and then get your butt over there do you have transport or do you need a ride?
My mind does not work in boy or girl it goes straight to spouse. I would know the gender from my soldier information card (3x5) that i carry in my right front pocket.
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SGT Tim. Wilson
SGT Tim. Wilson
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CPO (Join to see) The only problem is that DADT wasn’t handled that way across the board. You still had guy’s wives dropping them off or bringing them meals, etc. You still had the guys sneaking girls into their rooms and girls sneaking guys into theirs! Usually the upper NCOs felt it was no harm no foul, unless it was a civilian then someone would get their ass chewed and some extra duty but usually not much more than that.
DADT was only extreme for those that someone “thought or suspected” might be gay or lesbian. Hell, I even had a 1SG that told all of us NCOs if anyone suspected that we were to do everything we could to find out for sure so he could kick them out. Little did he know that in the midst of all of us was both a gay SFC and a lesbian Sgt. He still managed to ruin 5 good soldiers lives in three years!
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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If they're Wanting More Laws,
Don't Bother. All The Actual Necessary Ones Are Already On The Books.
If Those Are Enforced,The Issues Become Non-existent..
As Bill Gates Is Credited To Have Said:. "Life Isn't Fair....Get Use To It."
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MSgt Steven Holt, NRP
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Personally, I don't really care what two consenting individuals do in the privacy of their own domicile. I have to many failed relationships of my own to even think about telling someone else who they should/shouldn't be romantically involved with. I knew several "closet" homosexual/bisexual/lesbian individuals during the time of DADT. Never really mattered to me. The lifestyle isn't for me but it's not my place to judge other's preferences in that regard. The only question I had was, "Can you perform the task at hand?" As long as the answer was in the affirmative, the rest was irrelevant to me. Incidentally, most of them were damn fine service members and I was proud to have served with them.

I can't really speak to the "gender fluid", transexual, or non-binary orientations because I don't have enough first hand exposure. I've only encountered one individual that I know of who was transitioning and that particular individual had way more issues going on than just trying to redefine their physical attributes. Some may have already made the transition but never confided in me about it so I have no basis from which to form a stance that isn't rooted in ignorance and/or bias.
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SPC Daniel Dresen
SPC Daniel Dresen
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I had an NCO who was gender fluid. It didn't stop her from doing her job. She was like one of the guys in the motor pool section. And as long as their transition doesn't affect performance, a person should be allowed the opportunity to serve. Who a person loves or what is in their pants is irrelevant as long as their head is clear downrange.
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SFC Randy Hellenbrand
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I had 25 years. I absolutely guarantee you I commanded gays. Wanna know how many did do their job??? EVERY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
2 mo
SFC Robert Walton - .. I Can't Even Imaging What It Must Be Like To BE In The Services Today.......Do They Have To Come In When The Streets Lights Go On?
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney - No they can't do that it would have too much organization to it, you no longer take care of Soldiers you your a circus clown for the babies.
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SFC Robert Walton
SFC Robert Walton
2 mo
If you are organized, take care of people, expect professional results, You are simply Toxic leadership and have no understanding of today's communication and Needs of the minions.
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SMSgt Bob Wilson
SMSgt Bob Wilson
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Many of you and the present leadership in Washington, DC are trying to correct society through SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS in the military. It don't work. It was tried during the Viet Nam Conflict--Project 100,000. This project was a failure. In the 1970s Adm Zumwalt's "...you can grow a beard..." program for the Navy to boost morale [another bust]. THE MILITARY HAS ONE PURPOSE--DEFEND THE UNITED STATES!! The leadership of the military needs to stop feeding the troop "milk toast" and "make soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen out of the recruits--red, yellow, black and white, gay and straight, male and female and the other alphabetical groups."
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