More than 100 militants applied for gender transition since pro-trans military policy was accepted

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HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN - JUNE 1: British Army Officer, Captain Alex Corbet Burcher from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards Regiment,attached to the Inkerman Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Regiment patrols with ANA (Afghan National Army) Soldiers his area of operation during "Lastay Kulang" Operation" on June 1, 2007 in Sangin Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. British troops from The Inkerman Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, part of ISAF Task Force Helmand, are mentoring the Afghan National Army while conducting security operations on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan in Helmand Province.(Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

Over a hundred trans troops have approached their superior officers to express their willing to change gender since the trans-accepting policy was launched 1.5 months ago. At least ten soldiers from the US Army have also come forward to be officially recognised as transitioning, General Mark Milley, the Army’s Chief of Staff said. “Today, we know of approximately 55 sailors who have waited for this policy to be finalised, and desire a gender transition,” Vice Admiral Robert Burke wrote in an email which was seen by USA TODAY, “With few exceptions, these sailors have had faith that the Navy would come through, and they observed all regulations and standards applicable to their birth gender.” Speaking of “exceptions”, Burke refers to those who sought treatment for gender dysphoria before the new policy was announced by the Pentagon in October. We would ask that your leaders assist our sailors in conforming to Navy regulations and uphold Navy standards of conduct as we navigate this change,” Burke added.

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