July 12, 2010

Palm Center Memo: Criticism Of Working Group Is Premature

The Palm Center has released a Policy Response Memo regarding the recent survey of troops on repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ The memo concludes that the survey will serve multiples purposes and that it should not obscure the critical decision regarding non-discrimination regulations to be made by the Working Group in its December 1 report.

The Palm Center states that leadership from the Commander in Chief – down will be critical to the smooth implementation of open service. The memo notes that, “Implementation of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal is not difficult and service members in the United States Armed Forces are not delicate. The critical responsibility of the Pentagon’s Working Group is to establish non-discrimination regulations as well as a single standard of rules and conduct for all service members.”