Lesbian cadet considering return to Army


(Courtesy of Katherine Miller via the Associated Press)

Katherine Miller, who quit West Point in August, said she would come back in the Army – if “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is repealed.

The admitted lesbian told the Associated Press that she left the U.S. Military Academy to fight the policy and because she couldn’t keep lying about her sexuality. Miller, who is now attending Yale University, said the end of DADT would help the military by opening it up to more qualified candidates.

At the time of her departure, Miller was the ninth-ranked Cadet in her class of 1,157, and boasted a grade point average of 3.829. She also completed U.S. Army Airborne School.

Miller told the AP she received mixed reactions from former classmates. She said the harshest criticism came after she wore her dress whites while walking the red carpet with Lady Gaga at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Congress is expected to address DADT in January.


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