The lesbian cadet who quit West Point
in protest over “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” is looking to return to
the military academy, the AP reported.
Katherine Miller, who was the
ninth-ranked cadet in her class of 1,157, resigned in August, two
years into her program.
“At present, I find military service
to be incompatible with personal values,” she wrote in her letter
of resignation, which included the announcement that she's gay.
During her time at the school, Miller,
21, was banned from revealing her sexual orientation to classmates.
“In short, I have lied to my
classmates and compromised my integrity and my identity by adhering
to existing military policy,” she said.
Her departure before returning for her
third year means she doesn't owe the government service or
compensation for the education, training and benefits she received.
Miller, who came out gay at 17, is now
attending Yale University and taking gay-related curriculum not
offered at West Point. She's also found a vibrant gay community at
her new school.
But while she says she doesn't regret
her decision, she's preparing to return: “I'm trying to get back
into the military. I'm not trying to make that difficult when that