Charles Moskos 1934 ~ 2008
Helped establish 'don't ask, don't tell'
Scholar advised Joint Chiefs of Staff on compromise policy allowing homosexuals to serve in military

As one of the world's foremost military sociologists, Charles Moskos had the ear of top-ranking American generals and powerful politicians.

His "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding the service of homosexuals in the military may be what's known about him by the general population, but it's a small part of the legacy of the popular Northwestern University professor, his colleagues said.

Under the policy, gays and lesbians may serve only if they keep their sexual orientation private and do not engage in homosexual acts.