Five Things to Watch for in Pentagon’s New Transgender Policy

Posted July 1, 2016 at 5:09am

Military Times reports that the Pentagon is expected to unveil “new rules for transgender troops, ending the longstanding policy that deems them medically unfit for military service.”  

“Many service members and advocates are eager to see the new policy’s details and how the Defense Department plans to tackle an array of potentially thorny issues as it’s rolled out across the force. Here are five key items to watch for:”

  • Recruitment
  • Uniforms, grooming & fitness
  • Medical are
  • Commanders’ discretion
  • Words will matter