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    Army Chief Of Staff To Discuss ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ With Fort Riley Soldiers

    FORT RILEY, KS, UNITED STATES

    03.20.2011

    Courtesy Story

    1st Infantry Division

    FORT RILEY, Kan. – Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. will visit Fort Riley this week to speak with leaders and soldiers about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” training program which began in February.

    Casey plans to visit with soldiers of various ranks to hear their opinions on how the post is conducting the chain teach and disseminating information on the formal repeal process.

    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is set to be repealed 60 days after the President, the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff all certify the Department of Defense is ready to make this change consistent with the standards of military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion, and recruiting and retention of the Armed Forces. The Army expects to have the balance of the force trained by August.

    Following the March 24 sensing session with soldiers, Casey will be available to address the media. Soldiers may also be available for media interviews.

    Media interested in attending should contact the 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office no later than noon March 23 by calling (785) 240-4928/0469 or by e-mail at rile.pao@conus.army.mil or laura.stroda@us.army.mil.

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    Date Taken: 03.20.2011
    Date Posted: 03.20.2011 21:31
    Story ID: 67423
    Location: FORT RILEY, KS, US 

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