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Unformatted text preview: Organizational Diagnosis New Organization Change with Gays in the U.S. Army Tadeusz Czuprynski MGT 435 Sherrie Lewis June 27, 2011 1 The Honorable President Obama signed a landmark law on 22 December, 2010 repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military. With this new law end a 17-year- old dont ask, dont tell policy that forced gays to hide their sexual orientation or face dismissal. More than 13,500 people were discharged under the policy. Its repeal comes as the American public has become more tolerant on such issues as gay marriage and gay rights in general. Todays Army is spread so thin due to fighting two wars and with the standards that have been lowered to support the two wars and the drawdown of one the war in Iraq. Also with all the internal issues that the Army is dealing with for example Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide and drug and alcohol issues that are rampant through the ranks the issue of allowing homosexual individuals to serve openly in the military elicits highly emotional and charged responses from many individuals. Many will argue that gay individuals have always, and will always, be part of the military in the same way that they are present in all walks of life, but that having openly gay military personnel would be detrimental to morale and discipline in the military, but its the leadership responsibility to ensure that standards are...
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