Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” won't bring many changes to the military.

The law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly will end 60 days after President Barack Obama and top Pentagon leaders certify that the military is ready for the change.

Speaking to United States troops in Iraq, Gates said training for the implementation of repeal was entering its final phase.

“And my guess is you won't see much change at all,” Gates said at an outdoor event. “Because the whole thrust of the training is you're supposed to go on treating everybody like the way you're supposed to be treating everyone now. With dignity, respect and discipline.”

Military leaders have previously said that repeal training would emphasize respect and professionalism.

Gates added that training of human resource personnel, counselors, chaplains and commanders has already been completed. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

At a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday, all four military service chiefs testified that training was going well.