Planning to Enlist? Here’s What You Need to Know
As of January 1, for the first time in history, transgender Americans are able to openly enlist in our nation’s military.
We know that many transgender people have been planning and preparing for over a year for this day. And many others will now begin considering this as a real option for the very first time.
The military has put considerable time into preparing for this day, and has developed guidelines for those charged with processing new recruits. (You can read the Department of Defense guidelines here.) If you are planning to begin the enlistment process in the coming weeks or months, we encourage you to connect with a knowledgeable recruiter, or with an organization like SPART*A or OutServe-SLDN, to ensure you understand the guidelines and requirements.