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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