Trump Bans Transgender Individuals From Military Service
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
The announcement represents a major shift in US military policy; the decision will affect nearly 150,000 active and/or retired/veteran people on service in the US military.....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
|The last thing soldiers want is to be ordered by a bunch of cupcakes and bull dykes who have never seen a day of combat, except safely in the rear looking at a drone screen. In the NWO gay service, the trannies and gays get the promotions while normal guys get the low pay and combat. They hate it. Just ask ANY of them that aren't satanists. The freaky deaks join to get free freak surgery, so the lesbians and gays can look more like a man or woman for their stunted soul partner. How messed up is that. They claim same sex, then try to be the opposite sex any way they can. Only the mentally ill thinks and acts in such a fashion.|
The DoD's response to the Trump tweets: "Call the White House."
Meanwhile, GLAAD calls Trump's announcement "a direct attack on transgender Americans."DoD has responded to Trump tweets on transgender service in the military: "Call the White House."— Elizabeth McLaughlin (@Elizabeth_McLau) July 26, 2017
Trump's decree could be a problem if this number is right:MORE: @glaad calls Trump's announcement "a direct attack on transgender Americans." https://t.co/RZg8INueuu pic.twitter.com/rxTMFSSz81— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 26, 2017
The Defense Department estimates as many as 7,000 transgender troops serve in the active-duty force of 1.3 million.There are, apparently, around 15,500 transgender individuals either serving on active duty or in the National Guard or Army Reserve already. https://t.co/2MMjjUgO21— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) July 26, 2017
President Obama's final defense secretary, Ash Carter, issued a directive last year that permitted transgender troops to serve in the military, and to undergo reassignment surgery. That step left a decision for Trump Secretary of Defense James Mattis to make a decision on whether to allow new transgender troops to enter the military.
It wasn't immediately clear what Trump's announcement would mean for the approximately 250 transgender people now serving openly in the U.S. military.
Here is one Delta Force Operator's reality check (via IJR.com)... All soldiers in the U.S. Army are now required to take a 50-minute training course on transgender sensitivity. Independent Journal Review wanted to know what veterans who have trained thousands of soldiers to fight in combat think about the news.
We spoke with U.S. Army Master Sergeant (Ret.) and Delta Force Operator Dale Comstock. Comstock has seen more war than the average American can wrap their head around. In fact, he's served in every major campaign from Grenada in 1983 to present-day conflicts.
"This whole political-social experiment is not helping. The reality is, it's in the Army, it's in the Navy, it's in the military. And unless Mattis and Trump rescind all these policies and stop this madness, it's here to stay.For those curious, here is a full breakdown on Transgender in US Military Service from the Williams Institute:
It affects morale and combat readiness on many levels. At the end of the day, war fighting is about one thing: Killing people. It's about bringing home our guys alive. It's not about being sensitive to a transgender. This isn't corporate America, this is the military.
You can't just put some policy in place because you want people to feel equal. Most guys who join the military, especially special operations forces, were the boys who had dirt clod fights on the playground, wrestled and fist fought, stole each other's girlfriends, and pledged allegiance to the flag. And that same spirit and apex predator mindset goes with us into the military."