Fort Leonard Wood Dismissed Most Soldiers in 2005

1 decade 3 years 7 months ago Monday, August 14 2006 Aug 14, 2006 Monday, August 14, 2006 8:27:33 PM CDT August 14, 2006 in News
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Defense Department documents show Fort Leonard Wood near Waynesville dismissed 60 people in 2005, up from 40 discharges under the policy in 2004. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, an advocacy group that advises military personnel on the gay policy, obtained the information through a Freedom of Information Act request. The Pentagon has said there were 726 military members discharged under the policy last year, up 11% from the year before. The 12-year-old Pentagon policy prohibits the military from inquiring about the sex lives of service members but requires those who admit being gay to be discharged.

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