Transgender service in the U.S. military: an implementation handbook

TitleTransgender service in the U.S. military: an implementation handbook
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsStates, United, and Department of Defense
Abstract

"Our mission is to defend this country, and we don't want barriers unrelated to a person's qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining ,the Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine who can best accomplish the mission. WE have to have access to 100 percent of America's population for out all-volunteer force to be able to recruit from among them the most highly qualified- and to retain them . . . Starting today: Otherwise qualified Service members can no longer be involuntarily separated, discharged, or denied reenlistment or continuation of service just for being transgender."--Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

URLhttps://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/2016/0616_policy/DoDTGHandbook_093016.pdf?ver=2016-09-30-160933-837