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                                       ***NEW POLICY UPDATES***





The United States Navy values diversity and we are a better military and stronger nation for it. This means that, like all other qualified citizens, Sailors that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, 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 sexual orientation neutral manner – with professionalism, dignity and respect to ensure maintenance of good order and discipline.


Transgender Service Policy and Guidance Links/Information:


2018 Policy: **UPDATES**

SECDEF DTM-19-004 Military Service Transgender Persons and Person with Gender Dysphoria

ALNAV 022/19




2016 Policy:

Secretary of Defense Directive Type Memorandum 16-005, "Military Service of Transgender Service Members"

Department of Defense Instruction 1300.28, "In-Service Transition for Transgender Service Members"

SECNAVINST 1000.11, "Service of Transgender Sailors and Marines"

MILPERSMAN 1000-131, "Member Gender Marker Change"

Commander Quick Look (Final, 01 July)


Transgender Service Related FAQs

Commanding Officer's Toolkit

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Notice 6000, "Medical Treatment of Transgender Service Members - Interim Guidance"

Department of Defense Transgender Handbook

Guidance for Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

Endocrine Society Standards of Care 2009


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 Effective 20 September 2011, United States Code, Section 654 was officially repealed.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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