One Year Out: An Assessment of DADT Repeal’s Impact on Military Readiness

by Aaron Belkin, et al. September 10, 2012

The first academic study of the effects of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” has found that the new policy of open service has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale. Co-authors of the study, whose publication coincides with the anniversary of DADT repeal, include professors at the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Marine Corps War College.

Professor Aaron Belkin, Ph.D, Palm Center
Professor Morten Ender, Ph.D, US Military Academy*
Dr. Nathaniel Frank, Ph.D, Columbia University
Dr. Stacie Furia, Ph.D, Palm Center
Dr. George R. Lucas, Ph.D, US Naval Academy/Naval Postgraduate School*
Colonel Gary Packard, Jr., Ph.D, US Air Force Academy*
Professor Tammy S. Schultz, Ph.D, US Marine Corps War College*
Professor Steven M. Samuels, Ph.D, US Air Force Academy*
Professor David R. Segal, Ph.D, University of Maryland