Jarrod Chlapowski

Jarrod Chlapowski

At a Glance:

Jarrod Chlapowski has been a Project Contributor since August 2010, has written 34 entries and currently lives in Washington DC.


Gay veteran intimately involved in creating an Army ideal to open service.

Jarrod Chlapowski: Recently Filed


Dissembling a Discharge: Air Force Boots Gay Airman

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | June 03, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Yesterday the military acknowledged an airman was discharged in April under DADT. Wait, what?! Yep.Read More

Wait, Congress Is Messing with DADT Repeal Again?

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | May 11, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

So over the past few days some have been making a show about Duncan Hunter introducing an amendment that would add each of the Joint Chiefs as certifying authorities on repeal. The language introduced by Hunter is the same exact...Read More

Never Forgetting Means Remembering Where You Started

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | May 02, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was in the chow hall eating egg whites and bacon. We had TVs set up around the dining area which usually played Armed Forces Network (AFN) broadcasts. Usually it was innocuous news...Read More

As the DADT Fight Winds Down, South Korea is Just Getting Started

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | April 29, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

On March 31, the South Korean Constitutional Court upheld a 1962 law describing homosexual activity between two consenting adults as reciprocal rape, reversing on appeal a 2010 decision by a military court declaring the law to be unconstitutional. The military...Read More

A Vet and An Activist Walk Into the VA

Filed by Jarrod Chlapowski | February 20, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

I feel sheepish walking into a VA hospital for an appointment. I feel especially guilty taking the elevator to my appointment. It's on the fourth floor, but when I'm surrounded by three folks in wheelchairs and another struggling to hold...Read More