Jase Daniels is a United States Navy Hebrew linguist who was discharged from the military twice under the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy.
Daniels served from 2001 to 2005 and again from 2006 to 2007. After coming out publicly in the Stars and Stripes newspaper, Daniels publicly challenged “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” which prohibited lesbian, gay and bisexual service members from serving openly. Daniels was featured in a Newsweek article September 27, 2010 and on September 4, 2011 in the New York Times expressing interest in returning to Active Duty. Daniels returned to active duty in the United States Navy on December 12, 2011 and is believed to be one of two service members to return to active duty post-Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Daniels was also a founding member of SPART*A, and served on the interim board of directors as the IT Director.
LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who have contributed significantly in several ways to the advancement of our community. Limited by the number of days on the calendar, showcasing every individual who has made a major impact would be difficult. Yet, across decades and eras, revolutions and wars, and discovery and enlightenment, SPART*A honors past and present LGBT figures in our history this month.