An all-Navy message sent out Tuesday says that all sailors will be required to undergo transgender behavioral education by July 2017.
Starting Nov. 1, the training will educate sailors about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military, Military.com reported.
“This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. …
The training deadline is set to coincide with the date that the Navy will start accepting transgender recruits, July 1, 2017.
The military is creating ground rules for servicemembers who want to change their gender while serving and is requiring that all transgendered people use the bathroom associated with their preferred gender. …
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter repealed the ban on transgenders serving in the military back in June.
“This is the right thing to do for our people and for the force,” Carter said at a Pentagonpress conference. “We can’t allow barriers unrelated to a person’s qualifications prevent us from recruiting and retaining those who can best accomplish the mission.”