Huh, looks to me like, despite a recent ban imposed by the current administration, these people DO serve currently. A few stipulations to follow just like any other candidate. Like I was saying, it appears for the most part, if they can do the job, no issue.
Do you fine, patriotic Americans support ALL of our troops? Or just the ones you agree with?
Describes transgender military service as "special accommodations"
No person, solely on the basis of his or her gender identity, will be denied accession, involuntarily separated or discharged, denied reenlistment or continuation of service, or subjected to adverse action or mistreatment within the United States military
Transgender service members or applicants for accession to the United States military are subject to the same standards as cisgendered people
When a standard, requirement, or policy depends on whether the individual is a male or a female ( e.g., medical fitness for duty; physical fitness and body fat standards; berthing, bathroom, and shower facilities; and uniform and grooming standards), all persons will be subject to the standard, requirement, or policy associated with their biological sex
A history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria is disqualifying unless:
As certified by a licensed mental health provider, the applicant demonstrates 36 consecutive months of stability in the applicant' s biological sex immediately preceding submission of the application without clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning; and
The applicant demonstrates that the applicant has not transitioned to his or her preferred gender and a licensed medical provider has determined that gender transition is not medically necessary to protect the health of the individual; and
The applicant is willing and able to adhere to all applicable standards
A history of cross-sex hormone therapy or a history of sex reassignment or genital reconstruction surgery is disqualifying
The accession standards will be reviewed and either maintained or changed no later than 24 months from the effective date of this DTM
May consult with a military medical provider, receive a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, and receive mental health counseling, but may not obtain a gender marker change in DEERS or serve in their preferred gender
The United States Department of Defense and the United States Coast Guard provide equal opportunity to all Service members, in an environment free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation
Separation processing will not be initiated until the enlisted Service member has been formally counseled on his or her failure to adhere to such standards and has been given an opportunity to correct those deficiencies, or has been formally counseled that his or her indication that he or she is unable or unwilling to adhere to such standards may lead to processing for administrative separation and has been given an opportunity to correct those deficiencies
Separation processing will not be initiated until the enlisted Service member has been counseled in writing that the condition does not qualify as a disability"
Individuals are exempt from the ban if they had before the effective date of this DTM:
Entered into a contract for enlistment into the Military Services using DD Form 4, "Enlistment/Reenlistment Document Armed Forces of the United States," available on the DoD Forms Management Program website at https://www.esd.whs.mil/Directives/forms/, or an equivalent, or were selected for entrance into an officer commissioning program through a selection board or similar process; and
Were medically qualified for Military Service or selected for entrance into an officer commissioning program in their preferred gender in accordance with DTM-16-005; or
As a Service member, received a diagnosis of gender dysphoria from, or had such diagnosis confirmed, by a military medical provider
Let freedom* ring!
*Some restrictions apply