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                                       ***NEW POLICY UPDATES***





The United States Navy values diversity and recognizes that through inclusion we are a better military and stronger nation for it. This means that, like all other qualified citizens, Sailors who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender shall be evaluated based on individual merit, fitness and performance. It is the policy of the Department of Defense to treat all service members in a professional and neutral manner regardless of sexual orientation to ensure maintenance of good order and discipline.

Regarding transgender service members, the Department of Defense has published DoD INSTRUCTION 1300.28 on 4 September 2020 detailing guidelines around policy, responsibilities and procedures regarding the standards for military service accession, retention, separation, in-service transition and medical care for Service members who are transgender or who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, as applicable.


Transgender Service Policy and Guidance Links/Information:


2018 Policy: **UPDATES**

Department of Defense Instruction 1300.28

Department of Defense Transgender Handbook



ALNAV 022/19




2019 Health Affairs Memo

2016 Health Affairs Memo


On 22 December 2010, the President signed into law legislation that set conditions for the repeal of Title 10, United States Code, Section 654, known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT).
Training was given to all active duty, selected reserve, and civilians who supervise military personnel using a tiered approach. Effective 20 September 2011, United States Code, Section 654 was officially repealed.
LGB Policy and Guidance Links/Information:
Allowable OCONUS Assignment Areas for Same-Sex Spouses



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