Defense Secretary Tells Marines To Stay In Service Despite Dadt Repeal

06.06.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  Defense Secretary Robert Gates gave a farewell speech to our troops in Afghanistan Sunday. But what was more interesting then the speech was what he was asked by one marine shortly afterward. The marine wanted to know whether military personnel who enlisted before the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell would be able to opt-out of their service if they morally disagreed. Gates blunt answer was "no". He said, quote, ""You'll have to complete your enlistment just like everybody else." Gates will be replaced by CIA chief Leon Panetta at the end of the month.