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April 12, 2019

DOD Official: Updated Transgender Policy Based on Treating All With Dignity

Updates to the Defense Department’s transgender policy now take effect, and defense officials stressed the policy is anchored in the core value of treating all service members with dignity and respect.

Jan. 22, 2019

DOD Moves Closer to Implementing Changes to Transgender Policy

Following a ruling from the Supreme Court, the Defense Department is moving closer to implementing changes to its transgender policy.

Sept. 18, 2017

Secretary Mattis Issues Interim Guidance on Transgender Personnel Service

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued interim guidance, which takes effect immediately, on military service by transgender individuals based on direction received from the president, Defense Department officials said.

June 30, 2016

Transgender Service Members Can Now Serve Openly, Carter Announces

Following a study, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said three main reasons led to the decision to lift the transgender ban: the force of the future, the existing force and matters of principle.

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