CNO Records Podcast on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

Story Number: NNS100602-19Release Date: 6/2/2010 8:10:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kyle P. Malloy, Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead recorded a podcast June 2.

In the podcast, CNO talked about the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy and expressed his encouragement to each Sailor to participate in the Department of Defense review.

"Every Sailor needs to speak for themselves, and military family members need to be heard too," said Roughead.

CNO stated the importance of each individual Sailor's input.

"Be honest and speak your own personal beliefs and opinions," said Roughead. "The review is only valuable with full participation."

Roughead also encouraged any Sailor who has not yet participated in the review, to voice their opinion anonymously via a CAC-enabled website at

To listen to the podcast, visit

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Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead answers questions from Sailors and their families at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tenn.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
May 4, 2010
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