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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:09 PM
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Petreaus' top NCO pushes for repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
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TRENDING: Petreaus' top NCO pushes for repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
By: CNN's Alison Harding

Washington (CNN) The top enlisted adviser for U.S. forces in Afghanistan said on Friday that he believes the troops are ready for a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' and that those who oppose ending the policy should leave the military.

"If there are people who cannot deal with the change, then they're going to have to do what's best for their troops and best for the organization and best for the military service and exit the military service, so that we can move forward if that's the way that we have to go," Command Sergeant Major Marvin Hill told 'Washington Watch' host and CNN contributor Roland Martin in an interview that will air Sunday on TV One Cable.

Hill also said that military leaders are prepared to lead their troops through a smooth transition of the repeal to the policy banning openly gay and lesbian soldiers from service, despite concerns by some combat units that ending 'don't ask, don't tell' will cause disruption at the frontlines of the war.

"We know that if there is a change, that that change will have to be led, and it's going to have to be led by senior leaders such as myself and and others across the battlefield," Hill said. "Senior leaders are the ones going to set the tone in the unit and enable the unit to move forward."

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/11/petreau... /
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