Us Marines Fast Tracking Dont Ask Dont Tell Training

03.04.11 | Sarah Harnisch

The military is fast-tract soldiers training on ending the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy banning gays. The Marine Corps may have offered the strongest vocal opposition, but in the wake of the repeal, they are moving the quickest to implement the change. The White House wants every soldier trained on the legal provisions of D.A.D.T., how to enforce the rules, and the legal rights of gay marines by the end of the year-- but the marine's plan is to have all non-deployed unit commanders trained in 2 weeks, and the entire corps up on the changes by the end of May. They say it isn't because they are expiditing the process-- but rather, the schedule is based on the marines who are deploying and rotating.