Army General Won't Be Punished for DADT Stance

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The high-ranking Army general who spoke out against President Obama's stance on "don't ask, don't tell" will not be reprimanded.

Three star Gen. Benjamin Mixon wrote an article in a military newspaper, encouraging troops to contact their representatives in support of keeping the military's ban on gays serving openly.

Top military leadership condemned Mixon for challenging the president, however, Army Secretary John McHugh said, Thursday, the general would not be penalized or asked to resign because he now realizes his actions were wrong.

"The chief and I believe that he is now prepared to lead in the very distinguished manner in which he has led in the past," McHugh said.

Retired three star Gen. Jerry Boykin told CBN News the majority of those serving feel "don't ask, don't tell" should stay in place.

"At the end of the day, the military is a very close knit community entity and I believe most of them -- a pretty sizable majority -- believe this is till aberrant behavior and that it's inconsistent with military life," he said. "And Nixon was reflecting that view."

The military is currently reviewing how to best repeal the policy, as requested by Obama.

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