2009’s Total DADT Discharges: 443

According to Servicemembers United’s “annual fiscal year Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell discharge statistic combines the total number of discharges reported by the Department of Defense, which was 428, with the total number of discharges reported by the Department of Homeland Security for the Coast Guard, which was 15. This brings the official 17-year total, according to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, to 13,425 discharges under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”