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U.S. Army Secretary on Serving Openly: ‘It’s a Remarkable Honor’

Fanning on Being Army Secretary: It's a Remarkable Honor 0:52

Before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was struck down in September of 2011, gay men and lesbians could not serve openly in the U.S. military. Now, less than five years later, the head of the military’s largest branch is an openly gay man.

In an exclusive clip for NBC OUT, U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning talks to TODAY’s Matt Lauer about what a “remarkable honor” it is to serve his country openly and the “unbelievable amount of support” he has received.

Check out TODAY's extended interview with Eric Fanning here.

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