President Barack Obama named Brenda S. ?Sue? Fulton, an openly gay Army veteran who campaigned to end the ?DADT? policy, to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy on Tuesday.
The Washington Post reports:
Fulton, who will be the board?s first openly gay member, graduated from West Point in 1980 as a member of the first class to admit women. She served for five years in the Army Signal Corps and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.
She is the executive director and co-founder of Knights Out, an organization of gay male and lesbian West Point graduates and supporters, the White House said in a statement announcing her appointment.
?I?m proud to have the opportunity to support the cadets who will lead our Army in the coming years,? Fulton said in a news release issued by OutServe, an association of gay military personnel. ?And I?m pleased that the president is clearly setting the stage for a post-?Don?t Ask, Don?t Tell? military with appointments like this. It is my honor to continue to serve the Academy and the Army that I love.?
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