WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The chief of naval operations (CNO) released a video message discussing the DoD comprehensive review of the issues associated with the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT) policy following his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Dec. 3.
In his message, Adm. Gary Roughead discussed how he used the input of the fleet to inform his position on the matter.
"...Your willingness to share your views has helped me as I was called upon to provide my best military advice to the secretary of defense and to the congress on this issue," said Roughead.
Roughead thanked all of the Sailors and their family members who participated in the survey and said he knows the Navy will continue to carry out the mission at hand with unwavering focus and professionalism.
"I have no doubt that should the law be repealed, we as a Navy and as individuals will continue to exhibit the highest degree of professionalism and continue to treat one another with dignity and respect," said Roughead.
CNO reminded the fleet how much he appreciates each Sailor, their continued hard work and the support of their loved ones.
"During the course of this review, as in all you do, you have demonstrated your thoughtfulness, your candor and your dedication to making our Navy the best the world has known," said Roughead.
To download CNO's DADT message, visit www.navy.mil. To watch the message, visit http://www.navy.mil/navydata/featurePlay.asp?id=122.
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