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Jarrod S. Chlapowski

Writer, teacher, and recovering lobbyist

Following a five-year stint as a Korean linguist, Jarrod used his experience living as an openly gay soldier to co-create the Call to Duty Tour in 2005, launching the first real field campaign to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT). Jarrod rose quickly to become a leader in the gay military movement, deeply involved in virtually every aspect of the fight and featured on <em>60 Minutes</em> and CNN’s <em>The Situation Room</em> and in <em>Newsweek</em> and hundreds of published national and local media stories. Jarrod is a principle subject of the PBS documentary <em>Ask Not</em>. Jarrod now lives in South Korea, recharging and teaching English after too many years in D.C. It's taking a heck of a lot less time than he envisioned; adorable Korean kids are excellent for that sort of thing.<br /> <br /> You can follow Jarrod on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/Chlapowski" target="_hplink">@Chlapowski</a>. He also has a personal site at <a href="http://www.JarrodChlapowski.com" target="_hplink">JarrodChlapowski.com</a>.

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