David Hall, a former Air Force Sergeant discharged under “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” has been named a “citizen co-chair” to President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

Hall, who now serves as director of development at OutServe-SLDN, the leading group representing LGBT troops, will, along with 7 other co-chairs, highlight the president's first-term accomplishments.

“This is certainly the honor of a lifetime, and I am grateful to President Obama for his leadership in repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' so that no qualified American who wants to serve this country in uniform will ever again be denied that right simply because they are gay or lesbian,” Hall said in a statement released by OutServe-SLDN.

“There is a great deal more to do on the road to full LGBT equality in our military, but it's important for us to take a moment this weekend to honor the leadership of this president and recognize just how far we have come,” said Allyson Robinson, executive director of OutServe-SLDN. “There could be no better personification of that than former Air Force Sergeant David Hall.”