Presented by Col. Gary Packard is a long-time professor at the US Air Force Academy and a developmental psychologist. An Academy grad in 1982, he is currently vice dean at the AFA.
In 2010 Col. Packard served in the Pentagon as a writer on the Secretary of Defense study that preceded the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). He is currently involved in the implementation of transgender service policy and is active in a number of social issues to include gender and race relations, religious respect, and sexual violence prevention.
Col. Packard identifies as a cisgender, straight, white, male Air Force officer. In this presentation he will share insights on the moral, religious and social justice conversations that influenced the repeal of DADT and are still surrounding the discussions over transgender military service. He requests that this be an interactive presentation, so bring our questions, comments, and concerns. The views expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.