Navy to Survey Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Members to Gauge Psychological Health

The U.S. Navy is trying to recruit at least 400 of its gay, lesbian, and bisexual sailors to take a survey designed to gauge their military experience since the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

“The repeal of this policy really implemented a culture change for the U.S. military and it’s incredibly important to comprehend how this shift is not just impacting our people, but also affecting readiness,” said Capt. Scott Johnson, NCCOSC director and a Navy medicine psychology expert, in a statement Wednesday.

The survey, which was crafted by The Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC), will also help the Navy come to a determination on the psychological and emotional health of its LGB members, Military Times reported Wednesday. Palo Alto University in California will help officials analyze the results.