TIMOTHY R. MCVEIGH was promoted to master chief petty officer, the Navy’s highest enlisted rank. He was chosen from a pool of 168 candidates. The Navy had attempted to discharge him after discovering his AOL profile said he was Gay. As such he became the first person to ever win a case against the U.S. military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. (He is not to be confused with Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma bomber).