americaflagThe American navy has welcomed back a man who had been discharged twice for admitting he was gay.

Jason Daniels, 29, was reinstated on Monday and is thought to be the first person to return since the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy was repealed on September the 20th.

The Servicemembers Legal Defence Network say that he was first discharged in 2005, but was called back to serve in Kuwait the following year then was discharged again in 2007.

Daniels said in a statement released by the Servicemembers Legal Defence Network, “I am humbled as I am reinstated to the job I love and by the enormous support I have received on this momentous day.”

“I look forward to returning to the Defence Language Institute and ultimately, my career in the military.”

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