News flash: gays have always been in the US military — the only change is that now they be “out” without consequence to their careers/jobs. My time in the US Army was a long time ago during the Cold War and I had one guy in my unit that I suspected but he never caused a problem in that regard. He did get caught smoking weed which caused him to lose his nuclear MOS but he turned out to be a really good unit clerk.
During basic infantry in WWII I was in a barracks where a big show it all liked to parade through the top floor going to the shower with the towel over his shoulder. We being young and tender 18 year olds were warned that this guy was a pussy. One day at the hand grenade training station big pussy was mouthing off during a lecture and the Sgt. called him down from the bleachers to help demonstrate a phosphorous grenade. When the Sgt. handed the grenade to him and pulled the pin you could almost see the guy’s fatigues filling up. When the Sgt. yelled at him to throw the damned grenade the guy with his best girly toss let it slip and the grenade fell right in front of the bleachers. Any G.I. who went through training can imagine the the scene of trainees jumping off the bleachers in all directions. Luckily no one was hurt not even big Marvin who was a better runner than a thrower. Obama pitching a baseball to home plate reminded me of Marvin try to get rid of that grenade.