Outspoken gay activist called back to active Army duty
Lt. Dan Choi, an openly gay Iraq veteran who has been an outspoken opponent of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, has been called back to active duty, The Advocate reports.
Last year, an Army National Guard committee had recommended that Choi, a West Point graduate and Arabic translator, be discharged under the "don't ask" policy after he said on The Rachel Maddow Show that he is gay.
The West Point graduate has been in limbo ever since awaiting final action from the military.
The Advocate says that after he was called up this weekend, he joined his unit on active duty in Pennsylvania.
The move comes one week after the nation's two top Defense officials, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, called for an end to the 16-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy.