The Pentagon is giving the military three months to prepare for the end of its "Don't ask, Don't Tell" policy against homosexual troops.
Top brass outlined training plans Friday, to prepare U.S. military forces for the change.
Beginning in February, lawyers, chaplains, and administrators will be instructed on how to move ahead, followed by military leadership and commanding officers. The final step will be to prepare the rest of the military.
By April, President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen are expected to certify that the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will not hurt military readiness.
Pentagon officials predict homosexuals will be allowed to openly serve by the end of the summer.