Sept. 18, 2017
Secretary Mattis Issues Interim Guidance on Transgender Personnel Service
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued interim guidance, which takes effect immediately, on military service by transgender individuals based on direction received from the president, Defense Department officials said.
June 30, 2016
Transgender Service Members Can Now Serve Openly, Carter Announces
Following a study, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said three main reasons led to the decision to lift the transgender ban: the force of the future, the existing force and matters of principle.