Skip to comments.Transgender in the military: A Pentagon in transition weighs its policy
Posted on 04/11/2015 6:55:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Over the past decade, Sgt. Shane Ortega has served three combat tours: Two in Iraq, one in Afghanistan. Two as a Marine and one in the Army. Two as a woman and one as a man.
Ortega is a helicopter crew chief in the Armys 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. He was born female and would like to serve the rest of his career as a man. That would require a significant change in Pentagon rules, which require that transgender troops be discharged from military service, usually on medical grounds.
Last summer, medical tests showed Ortega had elevated testosterone levels due to the hormones he was taking to support his transition to being a man. As a result, he was barred from flight duties. He still faces the risk of being separated from the Army, but the intervention of an outside legal advocacy group has held that off, at least temporarily. He remains a woman in the eyes of the military, a status with emotional and practical costs.
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Get some counseling, go live a life without involving the taxpayers and the defense of this nation.
And by the way, while the Pentagon is dealing with this crap, terrorists are on the move in Yemen--trapping American citizens. Obama is embracing communists in Cuba and coddling the mullahs who want to nuke Israel.
Yeah, this person's sexual confusion is really really worth taking the Defense Department's time.
This is sickening. This nonsense has absolutely gone off the rails.
I wonder how much longer it will be until I address someone as “sir” who appears to be a man, and it turns out “he” identifies himself as gender-neutral bi-curious, and my micro-aggression of misidentifying “him” lands me in jail.
I can tell you that the Air Force is now including “T” in its taxpayer-funded LGB activities.
I sense the MACRO AGGRESION mayl take care of that possibility long before ti could arise
As my old physiology professor observed: Biology is biology; anything else is imagination.
We’ve seen the result of turning the military into a laboratory for social experimentation (e.g., Fort Hood).
Send these “confused” individuals packing.
bh0 social experimenting with the military ping.
What I find both sad and funny is when the communists or Islamists eventually take over, the LGBT community will be the first to be shipped off to the killing fields.
If they think their political allies on the left will protect them, just look at what Obama is doing to the black community with illegal aliens. Once a group of “useful idiots” are no longer useful, they are kicked to the side of the road.
Trannies can be useful in the mid-east military theater
Just stake them out as bait for muslim goat humpers.
Erick Erickson has been right all along. Homosexual activists will never be satisfied with being left alone, but will demand everyone’s approval. Their real anger is with God whose unchanging standards offend them, so they demand instead the approval of God’s followers to ease their angry guilt. Such anger has no limits. As Erickson says, “You will be made to care!”
Thanks for the ping!
Yep Romney would have sucked as President. Eyes roll in the back of my head.
Four Star Admiral AND social activist with a mission of rooting out sexism?
Who needs warriors in Obama's Pansy Army, Navy and Air Force?
You don't need people who can fight when the Commander is one of the enemy.
Obama's enemies aren't muslim terrorists - they are people who won't join his Fundamental Transformation to a nation of homosexuals.
transgender, Pentagon and transition .. all in one sentence
This will no doubt increase combat effectiveness and readiness. I am glad I am no longer in. We will be screwed if we get into a real shooting war.
He was born female and would like to serve the rest of his career as a man
SHE was born a women and still is.
I would like to spend the rest of my life a a rich man but That is not going to happen....
ROE ... don't shoot until they have a knife in your belly ... and ask permission first
I forget the names but I think I remember at least three men that were tried and convicted for killing the enemy.
And it all started with Michael New in 1995 .... 20 years in the making
250 years to build it up, 20 to tear it down ...
THAT be treasonous dictatorial activity rat THAR !!!
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