Online site solicits CAC comments

| June 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — A new online inbox that enables service members and their families to comment anonymously about the impact of a possible repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law has gone live.

The inbox enables service members and families to offer their thoughts about how a repeal of the law that prohibits gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military might affect military readiness, military effectiveness and unit cohesion, recruiting and retention, and family readiness, a defense official explained.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates created an intradepartment, interservice working group to conduct a fair, objective, comprehensive and dispassionate, review of these issues, the official said. 

The online inbox is one method the group will use to systematically engage with the force and their families.

A non-Defense Department contractor will monitor comments made through the inbox and eliminate any identifiable information inadvertently submitted to ensure anonymity, the official said.

The online inbox is posted at www.defense.gov/dadt. Respondents must possess an official common access card, or CAC, to provide input.

 

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