The Pentagon is preparing to lift the ban on transgender service in the US Army, according to USA Today. According to the newspaper, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Wark sign a corresponding document on Wednesday, July 1. After that it gets to the table the head office of Ashton Carter. An official announcement is expected to be held back by July 4 – Independence Day.
According to the document, the innovations will affect all units on the conversion will be set aside annually. The changes will affect assembly of troops, accommodation and uniforms transgender.
In July 2015 it was reported that the Pentagon has decided to organize a special working group for the study of how a change in respect of transgender rules affect the combat capability of the armed forces. Carter said that the Ministry of Defence of the existing rules regarding military sexual accessories obsolete.
According to him, the most important in the evaluation of the qualification of the military is the ability and willingness of a person to do their job.
According to the National Center Transgender Equality, in the past year to 15 thousand transgender served in the US armed forces.