A year after the repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the Pentagon cites fewer than 10 cases where harassment or discrimination against gay troops was alleged.

“We were not fooling ourselves into believing there would be no incidents,” Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon's general counsel, told The New York Times.

One incident involved a female officer who was told by another officer and a squadron commander to stop dancing with her girlfriend during a New York military installation. The situation turned physical when a sergeant major shoved one of the officers across the floor. Both the squadron commander and the sergeant major were forced to retire.

“Unfortunately, I could see this as being a teaching moment for commanders on what not to do,” Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), told the Times.

President Barack Obama signed the bill repealing the 18-year-old policy in December of 2010. The military set aside nearly a year to implement repeal. On September 20, 2011 “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” officially came to an end.

That ushered in many firsts for the military, including the first gay kiss, the first gay wedding on a military base, the first openly gay general and the first gay active duty troops to march in a Gay Pride parade.

Despite the few incidents, opponents insist problems lie ahead.

“People in the military follow orders,” Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness said. “Silence should not be interpreted as a sign of approval or success.”