Jeremy Johnson's blog

Gay Discharge Dilemma


Recently, I wrote this piece for the Palm Center about why the DoD should consider automatic upgrades of DD-214s for those who return to service after being discharged under DADT. While I stand behind the idealism in it, in the time since I wrote it I’ve come to a harsh reality and an acceptance of the same.  read more »

Challenges: Returning to Life in Uniform as a DADT Discharged Vet


Jeremy Johnson talks about the challenges of rejoining & serving in the military as a service member who was previously discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

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Toes In The Water: Testing Transition During the Recent Ban on Enforcement of DADT


Jeremy Johnson is a member of the Palm Center staff and recently used the lifting of the stay issued by the Ninth Circuit court (July 6-July 15) to continue his attempt to reenlist after receiving an Honorable discharge under DADT in 2007.  These are his observations.  read more »

DADT Repeal Step 2: When Will Certification Happen?


On December 22nd, 2010, the seemingly impossible happened. President Obama signed a bill to complete the first of three steps in repealing the law we've come to know as "don't ask, don't tell." The first step was the signing of the repeal pre-authorization* bill. That incredible legislative feat is unfortunately regarded by the general public as the signature that "sealed the deal." Regretfully, this is not the case.  read more »

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