In this episode, we’re talking with Jamila Bryant, who has an amazing story that includes serving in the Air Force when the LGBT policy was “Don’t ask, Don’t tell”. It was the official United States policy on military service by gay men, bisexuals, and lesbians, instituted by the Clinton Administration. The policy was issued under Department of Defense Directive 1304.26 on December 21, 1993, and was in effect from February 28, 1994, until September 20, 2011.
Jamila shares about the culture of the United States Military Air Force, her college experience prior to her enlistment, and why she thinks the Air Force is the strongest branch of the military. She also discusses her experience joining the military as a gay woman during the “Don't ask, Don't tell” era where she was able to experience that change and be herself after 2011 when the policy was abolished, thus allowing gay, lesbian, and bisexual people to serve openly in the United States Armed Forces. She has had a full career with the USAF and is still an active reserve.
With over 17 years of honorable service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves, Jamila has always been very passionate about leadership and personal development. She is now the Founder of Push FORWARD Development Ltd. A Certified Speaker, and Trainer with The John Maxwell Team. Jamila is also the author behind the inspirational quote brand, Quote Junkie Diaries. She self-published her first book, Quote Junkie Diaries Inspirational Quotes Volume I, on October 16, 2017 (quotejunkiediaries.com).
“Let your excitement of a new beginning bury your fear as unknown” by Jamila Bryant
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