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Military Transitions Transgender Policy

CPC Ash Carter

Today, Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, in continuation of his goal to transition the United States Military from a traditional fighting force to an all-inclusive, no holds barred, social experiment, dropped the ban on trans-gendered people serving in the American Military. ┬áThe change, effective immediately, completes the trend that began in 2011, when gays and lesbians were permitted to serve openly, abandoning the former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. ┬áThe LGBT community celebrates the victory today, after years of intense lobbying. This policy change makes the United States the twentieth military force in the world to accept openly transgendered