Monday, September 26, 2011

TIME Magazine's "Officer X" comes out


On May 25, Time magazine introduced the world to “Officer X,” a closeted, active service member who would blog anonymously about the DADT repeal until it got repealed.

Well DADT has been repealed, so who is he?

It’s 1st Lieutenant Karl Johnson of the Air Force.

In his coming-out article Johnson said, “Putting aside personal angst, there was the risk [that DADT] posed to our national security; with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell ended, the possibility of extortion evaporates. Our nation will be stronger because of the policy’s demise.”

His posts have been thoughtful, inspiring and courageous.

Thank you Lt. Karl Johnson.

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