(AP) Army Secretary Eric Fanning calls his elevation to the job "remarkable." Fanning is the first gay head of a military service branch.
Of his sexuality, Fanning tells NBC's "Today" he initially preferred to have people talk about his qualifications. But he says, "Now, I embrace it."
Asked if he's had to any endure any harsh treatment at the Pentagon, Fanning says, "Careless comments, sure."
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