Brigadier General Tammy Smith
"A Soldier should never have to hide their family. The strength of our Soldiers is our families.” Army Times, Sunday Sep 2, 2012 9:45:28 EDT.
"Looking at the photos of Tracey's joy as she pins the star on my shoulder is a memory that will imprint my heart forever. Her support keeps me Army Strong." http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/meet-brig-gen-tammy-smith-us-first-openly-211521611.html
“I am deeply honored, and genuinely humbled with my selection for Brigadier General. With this promotion, I embrace the opportunity to serve in positions of greater responsibility and to continue to lead the amazing Soldiers in the world’s premier Army. While the DoD position is that orientation is a private matter, participating with family in traditional ceremonies such as the promotion is both common and expected of a leader. I was grateful to be surrounded by my family, friends, and co-workers at this special event. Looking at the photos of Tracey’s joy as she pins the star on my shoulder is a memory that will imprint my heart forever. Her support keeps me Army Strong.” http://outservemag.com/2012/08/brig-gen-tammy-smith-makes-statement/
"We are a military family that happens to be gay, not a gay family that happens to be military." http://www.thegavoice.com/today-in-gay-atlanta/5148-interview-shattering-the-militarys-gay-glass-ceiling