Trans can re-up: military
New guidance released Friday by the Pentagon makes it clear that any transgender military personnel can re-enlist in the next several months, even as the department debates how broadly to enforce a ban on their service ordered by President Trump.
In a memo to top military leaders, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said a high-level panel will determine how to implement Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in the military.
The guidance laid out in the memo will stay in effect until Feb. 21, 2018, when the Pentagon must complete its final plan on how and when transgender individuals may serve in the military.
Mattis said the deputy defense secretary and the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs will lead a panel.