Sunday, June 5, 2016

June 5

Openly Gay Eric Fanning 
Is Secretary of the Army

Photo by Boundless llc - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Openly gay Eric Fanning (b. 1968) has become Secretary of the U.S. Army, and he is the first openly gay leader of any branch of the U.S. military. He was nominated by President Obama last November, just five years after the end of the national “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which prevented homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces. Fanning was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 17, and in his speech he thanked his boyfriend Ben Masri-Cohen for his "patience at home" during the five-month confirmation process.

“I grew up in a military family,” said 47-year-old Eric, “and two of my uncles went to West Point.” Secretary Fanning first worked at the Pentagon during the Clinton administration as a 24-year-old junior aide, going on to become a rising superstar in the Obama administration, where he has been the acting secretary of the Air Force and deputy undersecretary of the Navy. He also served as special assistant to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

With a side of jockstraps:

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