July 20, 2023

USA: Transgender Soldiers On Hormone Therapy, Gender Surgery At Taxpayers Expense Can Skip Deployments. Female Military Recruits Forced To Shower With Trans Women With Full Male Genitalia

Jamesons Travels published July 19, 2023: Army Redefines 'Be All You Can Be'.

For the first time since 2001, the U.S. Army has introduced a new brand that redefines what it means to “Be All You Can Be” for a NEW Generation. "Stop Hiring White Pilots" Colonel Wootan USAF. Confidential Biden DOD memo reveals "transgender" service members can skip deployments and receive indefinite physical fitness/standards waivers.
Forbes Breaking News published July 15, 2023: Sara Jacobs: 'Trans People Are Even More Likely To Serve In The US Military Than Cisgender People'. In House floor remarks on Thursday, Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA) led the Democratic push against an anti-trans amendment to the NDAA supported by Republicans.
Incredible bullshit coming from the psycho far-Left about why taxpayers should be forced to pay for sex change procedures for people who have gender dysphoria. (emphasis mine)
written by Kristina Wong
Wednesday July 19, 2023

Transgender soldiers receiving hormone therapy may avoid deployment for as many as 300 days, according to a February 2023 Department of Defense memo outlining treatment at the Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) at Fort Liberty.

The memo, first obtained and published by The Dossier, states that most service members “will require up to 300 days to be stabilized on cross-sex hormone therapy, and they will remain in a non-deployable status during that time.”

However, that timeline depends on when the service member is “clinically stabilized.”

The memo also states what other treatments and surgeries transgender troops may receive at WAMC at taxpayers’ expense.

The memo said after 12 months of hormone therapy, transgender service members can request “surgical care,” such as “upper” and “bottom” surgery.

It said transgender service members could also request surgery without first receiving hormone therapy.

The memo said “upper” surgery can be performed at WAMC and is a covered benefit, but that surgeries that could not be performed at WAMC, to include “bottom” surgery and “voice feminization” surgery, were not covered. (All transitioning service members will be offered voice and communication therapy, the memo said).

The memo said that facial/body contouring could be performed at WAMC, but was not covered since it is considered cosmetic. Laser hair removal was also considered cosmetic, but medically necessary in the case of “bottom” surgery.

The memo said that it could take between 9-18 months to complete a gender transition, and during that time, a service member can request an exception to policy so that they could use “self-identified gender standards for uniform, grooming, fitness testing, as well as self-identified gender billeting, bathroom, and shower facilities.

The memo states that transgender service members seeking medical treatment must OK the timeline of their treatment with their unit commanders. However, a sample medical treatment plan attached to the memo said commanders “may not deny medically necessary care,” but the “timeline for specific treatments may be adjusted to minimize readiness impact.”

The memo is signed by Army Col. David Ross Zinnante, commander of the Womack Army Medical Center.

The memo provides updated guidance to WAMC staff on treating transgender troops after the Biden Administration issued its policy in April 2021 allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military.

The Biden administration’s policy reversed the Trump administration’s policy, which allowed transgender troops to serve only in their biological sex and prohibited those diagnosed with gender dysphoria — a condition where the service member had psychological distress over remaining in their biological sex — from serving.

Breitbart News contacted the Defense Health Agency for comment, but did not receive a response by deadline.

The Army last month highlighted a transgender soldier named Maj. Rachel Jones, who described her “coming out journey” as akin to “taking off a very heavy rucksack.”

“While the ruck is on you can’t move like you should, your body aches and you just want to stop. When you take the ruck off, everything feels lighter and easier and there’s a massive sense of relief,” Jones said, according to an Army article.
Congressman Matt Gaetz published April 19, 2023: Why Is the Army Allowing Men To Shower With Women?! Allowing men to shower with women in the military DOES NOT build a more cohesive unit. 

Even Army Chief of Staff General McConville admitted that this weird force-feeding of DEI from the Army will not help with our nation’s military recruitment crisis.

(House Armed Services Committee, Department of the Army Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request, 04/19/23)

The New York Post
written by Hannah Grossman
Tuesday July 18, 2023

An 18-year-old military recruit forced to shower with biological males as part of the Biden administration’s transgender policies is complaining about being placed in an “extremely uncomfortable position.”

The report was first raised at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. The girl is afraid to speak out of fear it will harm her career, Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) told Fox News Digital in an interview. Her options were slim and included resigning from her early-career position.

It was believed raising the matter in a complaint could have harmful impacts on the new recruit’s military career.

According to Rounds, the military recruit, 18, is complaining about being forced to sleep in between “two individuals who were supposedly changing from male to female.” The girl also has to shower with the individuals and reported significant distress about the matter. The individuals housed with the 18-year-old had initiated chemical interventions to change genders, but without having reassignment surgery, their genitalia were fully intact.

Rounds said heard about the matter from the attorney general of the South Dakota National Guard.

“He had contacted our office very concerned about the information he had received from the recruit,” Rounds said. “The respect that this young recruit should have received and the privacy that she should have had, she was being deprived of.”

The Pentagon released a statement to Fox News Digital, which said, “DoD policy is that all Service members must be treated with dignity and respect. We would encourage any troop who’s feeling uncomfortable or has concerns about privacy in shared spaces to work through their chain of command. Commanders may employ reasonable accommodations to respect the privacy interests of Service members.”

As for the girl’s recourse for the discomforting living situation, the senator said “her options were not good.”

“She could have basically resigned or stepped away. She could have started over again. But nonetheless, it was an extremely uncomfortable position. And I think this is one of the reasons why we’re not meeting our recruitment goals now,” he said.

When asked whether other women in the military may be experiencing similar discomforting scenarios due to the transgender policies in place, Sen. Rounds pointed to the Biden administration’s failure to meet recruitment goals.

The “recruitment crisis” is partially due to Biden’s “woke agenda that we now see coming down by executive order,” Rounds said.

“This seems to be a direct correlation between when the President of the United States issued the executive order making these changes and directing the Department of Defense to integrate… individuals who were transgender and how they should be perceived within the military,” he said.

“Most of the focus [under the Biden administration] is on the transgender individuals, not on the individuals who are working with them.”

President Biden reversed the Trump-era ban on transgender people serving in the military when he first took office. The Biden administration, at the time, stressed that the U.S. military “thrives” when it is composed of diverse Americans who can “meet the rigorous standards for military service,” and added that “an inclusive military strengthens our national security.”

“President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity,” the White House said. “This question of how to enable all qualified Americans to serve in the military is easily answered by recognizing our core values.”

Under the definitions that Biden’s Department of Defense was using of what a woman vis-à-vis housing, etc., transgender individuals may be housed in female facilities even without genital surgery.

There are growing concerns about the U.S. military falling behind its recruitment goals. This year the Army is expected to end up 15,000 recruits short of its 65,000 goal. U.S. military chiefs continue to express concern that if recruiting numbers don’t improve the U.S. will not be able to face the next Great Power threat, or deal with two conflicts at the same time; Russia and China.

As for the next steps, Rounds will be speaking with the nominee to replace Chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Charles Q. Brown.

“I talked to Gen. Brown… it was the first time that he had heard of this incident as well,” he said.

“I’ve already received a phone call from General Brown. He wants to discuss specifically this case. He wants more information. And I will take that call this next week from him, and we’ll see which direction he is recommending should he be confirmed as the chief of staff for the Department of Defense,” he said.


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