The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) announced today Staff Sergeant Anthony Loverde, who was discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2008, will return be reinstated. Staff Sergeant Loverde will return to active duty in the U.S. Air Force and take the oath in Sacramento in May.
This makes Loverde only the second person, and second SLDN client, dismissed under DADT to return to active duty after the repeal. The first was Petty Officer 2nd Class Jase Daniels, who was reinstated as a linguist for the U.S. Navy. Continue reading