June 20, 2006 01:08 PM
When Will the Military Properly Classify "Loving Too Much"?
Sure, but wouldn't that qualify as "impulse control disorders"?
Above, the DOD instructions for "physical disability evaluation." Drafted in 1996, certified as "current" in 2003. The document was found by the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military at UC Santa Barbara, who also gave the military a report card:
The military earned 'F's' in four out of five categories, including "Mental Health Classification," "Anti-gay Harassment and Command Climate," "Evidence-Based Assessment of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'" and "Family Support," and it scored a 'D' in "Suicide Prevention."
To be fair to Defense, they thought they were being graded on a curve. And they totally thought they aced "Anti-Gay Harassment"!