Bil Browning

Dan Choi gets his ring back

Filed By Bil Browning | December 27, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: Dan Choi, Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, West Point

Shortly after the President signed the bill repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a meeting with Lt. Dan Choi to return his West Point class ring. Choi gave Senator Reid the ring at Netroots Nation to protest DADT and Reid promised to return it after the policy was repealed.

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William Wright, Lt.Col. Ret. | December 27, 2010 5:52 PM

Why is this clown in uniform? He was discharged some months ago and his commission vacated. It is doubtful that his commission will be reinstated as he obviously is at least a two-time non-select for promotion to captain. For those who don't know, his fellow USMA graduates came into the zone of consideration for promotion to captain approximately 36 months after graduation and commissioning. Those not selected would have had their "above the zone" consideration approximately one year later. By law, if not selected they would then be discharged when they completed their service obligation. Choi-boy should have been promoted to captain before he even left active duty and entered the New York National Guard. Obviously he was a sub-par performer even before coming out on the Rachel Madcow Show, otherwise he would have been a captain long ago, yet he's still a lieutenant. He has always evaded the question of why he's still a lieutenant - on the verrry few occasions that the media has asked. Not a good poster boy.

All personnel discharged under DADT should be *re-instated* to their previous rank, not simply *invited* to re-enlist as President Obama has suggested. How insulting.