Woods, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, was discharged from the U.S. Army in 2008 for violating the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. A candidate for California’s 10th Congressional District in 2009, he was selected as a 2011-2012 White House Fellow.

Few would have predicted that Republicans would be the ones advocating to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," while Democrats cowered—including Anthony Woods, who was kicked out of the Army because of the law.

Gen. McChrystal forgot the military’s cardinal rule: no general is too big to fail. Iraq vet Anthony Woods on how the troops will cope with the shakeup in the chain of command.

A veteran discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” praises the new pledge to repeal the policy. Anthony Woods on why Congress and Obama must stick to their word.