It's been a year since the end of DADT. IAmA gay Marine. AMAA.
(The following AMA is the personal opinions and statements of Sgt. Eberly, and do not reflect the opinions of the United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Eberly is speaking voluntarily and is not acting as a spokesman for the Corps.)
My name is Sgt. Bryan Eberly, and I work as a marketing & public affairs representative at Recruiting Station Albuquerque, NM. I've been in for 7 years as of Aug 23, and have one year left on contract before I'm done. I deployed to Fallujah/Ramadi, Iraq in 2007. I have a husband who is also a Marine, but lives in Portland, OR. We've been together for 4 years, come Sep 23.
I'll get a photo of me with my ID on here later. Right now I'm bored at work, so ask away! (Ask me ALMOST anything, because there are things I cannot answer as a Marine. I'll let you know as those questions come up.)
Edit: http://i.imgur.com/3p1Ex.jpg, my husband pinning Sergeant on me.
http://i.imgur.com/BUKfQ.jpg, me with an old CO when I picked up Corporal in 2009.
EDIT2: Ok, everyone. This was fun. Thank you so much for the great questions, and I hope I was able to shed some good light on the subject. Take care! Semper Fidelis.
Edit3: Had to take down the photo of my ID. Here's a photo of my Driver's License! http://i.imgur.com/dJuSA.jpg
EDIT4: Here's my husband's rebuttle to how we met. He's adorable: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1036hi/its_been_a_year_since_the_end_of_dadt_iama_gay/c6f1yev
Update 1 (20130910): Jordan and I are no longer together. I'm only saying this because this AMA picked up a little more attention recently, and I wanted to make sure he doesn't get any unwanted attention from it. Thanks!