SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A military administrative board is recommending that a gay New York National Guard officer should be discharged for violating the military's 'don't ask-don't tell' policy against homosexual conduct.
Lt. Dan Choi is the first New York National Guard member discharged for violating the military's policy against homosexual conduct.
About 10,500 military and National Guard members have been discharged for violating the policy in the 12 years from 1997 through 2008.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a challenge to the Pentagon policy in the case of a former Vermont National Guardsman.
Choi, a 2003 West Point graduate, announced in March that he's gay. The California native served in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 with the 10th Mountain Division.