Matt Thorn has announced that he is stepping down as president/CEO of the LGBT military organization OutServe-SLDN.
In a press release, Thorn said, "A test of a leader is to recognize when he or she has fulfilled their role. I believe I have done that." Thorn became the organization's leader in February 2016 after serving as interim executive director since February 2015.
Thorn added, in part, "I am proud of my tenure at OutServe-SLDN: from solidifying partnerships with over 40 organizations, creating a robust network of pro-bono partners resulting in the access and assistance to legal services for over 2,000 individuals and over $4 million worth of legal services in the last four years."
Also, he said that "OutServe-SLDN also assisted in the initial implementation of open transgender service and vigorously advocated for the confirmation of Eric Fanning to be Secretary of the Army."
Andy Blevins will succeed Thorn; Thorn recommended him for the position.