My other Man of the Year is former USAF Major Michael Almy. Mike Almy is a graduate of the USAF Academy and served in Iraq until he was discharged under DADT in 2006, after his superiors read his emails to his partner. Former Major Almy represents all the gay men and women dismissed under DADT, and who have seen this harmful policy ended.
More importantly, Mike Almy represents all the American men and women in the military serving their country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and countless other places throughout the globe. You inspire me with your selfless dedication to defend and protect the constitution of the United States. Thank you!