Lt. Dan Choi: Discharge Recommended by Military Board
Choi was called to appear in front of the military board for violating the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy in the United States regarding homosexual officers in the US military, by having stated in public that he his gay, while serving in the New York National Guard to which he belongs.
Syracuse, NY -- A military board tonight recommended that federal recognition of Lt. Dan Choi as an officer be withdrawn, a move that would result in Choi's discharge from the service.
The recommendation does not constitute a final decision, as a second recommendation is expected by the Commander of the First Army, and the final decision rests with the chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Craig R. McKinley.
"I'm disappointed," said Choi at a news conference tonight."Today was a setback for me."
But Choi said he plans to appeal to higher ranking officers. "I refuse to lie about my love relationship," he said.