Two graduates of West Point became the first men to marry each other at the military academy when Larry Choate III married Daniel Lennox Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel.
Both men are out of the Army and both wore tuxedoes for the ceremony. About 20 guests attended, some in uniform. There have been two previous gay marriages performed at the Cadet Chapel but they involved females.
I would say that Choate and Lennox have a better chance at a career in the Army now that 197 senior officers have been sacked by President Obama in the past five years. The point is, the mission of the US Military is to train, deploy, fight and win our nation’s wars – -combat engagements – not overseas contingency operations.
The job of the military is to take the individual and conform its behavior to the unit in order for it to fight as one. When the day comes that the military is made to conform itself to the behavior of the individual, then it will begin to erode and lose effectiveness. And mind you, race and gender are not behaviors. This is not equivalent to integrating blacks.
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