U.S. NAVY OFFICER ATTITUDES ON THE REPEAL OF "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL"

dc.contributor.advisorEitelberg, Mark J.
dc.contributor.advisorBarrett, Frank J.
dc.contributor.authorAppleman, Ryan P.
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, Peter S.
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.dateMar-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T20:41:27Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T20:41:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.descriptionSee a presentation from this author for this work: http://hdl.handle.net/10945/39528en_US
dc.description.abstract"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) prohibited gays from serving openly in the military from December 1993 to September 2011. In February 1994, a survey of Navy officers was administered at the Naval Postgraduate School exploring attitudes toward DADT. This survey was re-administered in 1996, 1999, 2004, and 2010. The surveys revealed an increasing acceptance of gays in the Navy. The present study, conducted post-repeal, utilized the same NPS survey along with focus-group interviews to examine the following policy, cohesion, leadership, tolerance, unit effectiveness, and military environment. The results show that the trend toward increasing acceptance has continued, as a majority of Navy officers strongly support the service of homosexuals. At the same time, a number of officers claim to feel uncomfortable sharing living quarters with a homosexual. Differences in attitudes were found by rank and years of service. It is recommended that the study be continued and expanded to include a more representative population of Navy officers and enlisted personnel. Further, the post-repeal effects on readiness should be monitored, particularly for fairness and potential harassment. The thesis includes appendices with survey trend data from 1994 to 2012 and response frequencies from a concurrent survey of Marine Corps officers.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy;Lieutenant Junior Grade, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/usnavyofficeratt1094532788
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/32788
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.authorHomosexualityen_US
dc.subject.authorGaysen_US
dc.subject.authorLesbiansen_US
dc.subject.authorDADTen_US
dc.subject.authorDont Asken_US
dc.subject.authorDont Tellen_US
dc.subject.authorsexual orientation discriminationen_US
dc.subject.authorinequalityen_US
dc.subject.authorprejudiceen_US
dc.subject.authorhuman rightsen_US
dc.subject.authorsame-sex marriageen_US
dc.subject.authorsame-sex benefitsen_US
dc.subject.authorPersonnel Policyen_US
dc.subject.authorGay Banen_US
dc.subject.authorRepeal of DADTen_US
dc.subject.authorLGBTen_US
dc.subject.authorDOMAen_US
dc.subject.authorDefense of Marriage Acten_US
dc.titleU.S. NAVY OFFICER ATTITUDES ON THE REPEAL OF "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL"en_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Managementen_US
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