Trans can re-up: mil­i­tary

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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.

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