Transgender soldier endures ‘excruciating’ wait for Army reforms

Transgender soldier endures ‘excruciating’ wait for Army reforms

As she came to realize her true gender as a woman, Jennifer Peace knew she needed to have two difficult conversations.

The first would be with her wife, Deborah.

The second would be with the Army.

Until then, she was known as a male intelligence officer with a bright future who’d just returned from a second combat deployment.

Almost three years later, Capt. Peace is happier than ever with her wife and three children.

But she’s still waiting to find out what the Army has in store for her.

“It’s excruciating,” said Peace, 30, a Spanaway resident who works as an intelligence officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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