Servicemembers United: Military discharged 261 under DADT in 2010 The GA Voice Editors March 24, 2011 Politics “While this latest official discharge number represents an all-time annual low, it is still unusually high considering that the Secretary of Defense issued a directive half-way through the fiscal year to make it much harder for military units to discharge troops under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’” said Alexander Nicholson, executive director of Servicemembers United, in a press release today. “Despite this law clearly being on its deathbed at the time, 261 more careers were terminated and 261 more lives were abruptly turned upside down because of this policy,” Nicholson added. Official figures say that more than 13,500 gay and lesbian servicemembers have been discharged under DADT, though Servicemembers United says that the number is at least 14,316 because National Guard discharge numbers are often omitted from the official tally. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website × 2 = eighteen Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.