U.S. Navy Releases Guidelines on Sailors, Marines Seeking ‘Transition’ to Opposite Gender

Navy Prayer pdWASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy has become the next branch of the military to release guidelines on how it will handle those who wish to present themselves as the opposite gender.

“[N]o later than 1 July 2017, the Navy and Marine Corps will begin accessing transgender applicants who meet all standards,” the 11-page document, released on Monday, reads.

Beginning Oct. 1, sailors were to be permitted to pursue what is called a gender transition as long as they were diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria by a military physician.

“Sailors and Marines with a diagnosis from a military medical provider indicating that gender transition is medically necessary will be provided the medically necessary care and treatment,” the guidance states.

However, “[a] history of gender dysphoria is disqualifying, unless, as certified by a licensed medical provider, the applicant has been stable without clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning for 18 months.”

Military.com notes that service members who seek to identify as the opposite gender will be held to the same physical readiness standards for that gender.

“For example, male sailors between the ages of 20 and 24 max out the PRT with 87 push-ups, a 1.5-mile run in 8 minutes, 30 seconds or less, and a 500-yard swim in six minutes, 30 seconds,” it outlines. “Women in the same age group need to complete only 48 push-ups, a 1.5-mile run in 9 minutes, 47 seconds, and a 500-yard swim in seven minutes, 15 seconds to max out.”

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They will also be held to the same weight standards for men or women, meaning that some male sailors who seek to identify as females may need to lose weight to fall within the maximum weight allowed for ladies.

The chief of Naval operations and the commandant of the Marine Corps may establish policies regarding what protocol a commander must follow “to minimize impacts to the mission and ensure continued unit readiness in the event that a transitioning individual is unable to meet standards or requires an ETP during a period of transition.”

“Any such actions available to the commander or commanding officer will consider and balance the needs of the individual and the needs of the command in a manner comparable to the actions available to the commander or commanding officer in addressing comparable service member circumstances unrelated to gender transition,” the guidelines state.

Training on the policies is expected to begin this month.

The move comes just weeks after the U.S. Air Force likewise released a memo on how the branch will accommodate “transgender” airmen in matters of dress, physical fitness, and restroom and shower use.

As previously reported, last in September, the U.S. Department of Defense also released a handbook outlining how the military is to accommodate those who identify as transgender.

“Transgender Service in the U.S. Military: An Implementation Handbook” was released on Sept. 30 “to assist our transgender service members in their gender transition, help commanders with their duties and responsibilities, and help all service members understand new policies enabling the open service of transgender service members.”

“You should be sensitive to the use of pronouns when addressing others,” it states. “This will vary by individual and unit. If there is ever any question about pronoun usage, do not hesitate to ask the service member how they wish to be addressed.”


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  • Amos Moses

    18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
    18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
    18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
    18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
    18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
    18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
    18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
    18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
    18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
    18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

    • Betterbob

      And your point is?

      • TheBottomline4This

        If you have to ask, then you wouldn’t understand.

        • Betterbob

          If I understood I wouldn’t have asked. So what is the point?

          • Amos Moses

            You are living in it ……………

      • Amos Moses

        self explanatory ……….

  • TheBottomline4This

    Aww, another branch of our Military giving into the mental illness of the trans. How cute.

    • johndoe

      Awww,x how cute…anotjer pretend christian

      • TheBottomline4This

        Oh and why so, because I don’t fall for this cr*p???

    • Betterbob

      Being transgender is not a mental illness or a mental disorder. See DSM 5 pages 451 – 459

      • TheBottomline4This

        Yes it is.

        • Betterbob

          Prove it.

          • TheBottomline4This

            No, I don’t feel so insecure in knowing the truth that I have to meet your need for some kind of “proof” that we both know won’t change your views.

          • Betterbob

            No you have not. Transgender is not described as a mental disorder in DSM 5.
            You just saying it does does not make it so.

          • Betterbob

            It is not my view. It is a fact. Simple really. FACT.

          • Betterbob

            What you really mean is you are unable to prove it (because it is not a mental disorder) so you are rationalizing some fancy excuse. Not very honest of you is it?

          • johndoe

            LOL! No proof…got it

      • meamsane

        DSM-5 stands for:
        Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5th Edition.
        Does not a doctor diagnose this according to the criteria in this manual?
        Your statement itself is contrary to fact and reality.

        • Betterbob

          I know exactly what DSM stands for. I have a copy sitting on my desk and I use it daily.
          My statement is not contradictory because if you read DSM 5 nowhere will you find a passage where it diagnoses transgender as a mental illness or disorder. Try reading it for once.

          • meamsane

            Transgender is in a book of mental disorders!! What don’t you understand?

          • Betterbob

            No it is not. If it is in there state exactly where.

          • meamsane

            The whole book is a book on various mental disorders.
            Pg. 5 Section II Diagnostic criteria and codes
            Pg. 451 Gender Dysphoria

          • Betterbob

            Gotcha. You have not read it.
            Gender Dysphoria is the discomfort and distress some transgender people feel from being transgender. However, not every transgender person feels discomfort and distress at being transgender. If you do not feel distress and discomfort from being transgender you do not suffer from gender dysphoria.

            I suggest you actually read. Pages 451 – 459.

          • cadcoke5

            How does a doctor distinguish between a physical man, who wrongly thinks they are female, vs. one who “truly” is a female? Is there a physical test? Is there a reason that the presence of a Y chromosome would not be diagnostic?

      • Amos Moses

        DSM5 – BDD

        Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

        Most of us have something we don’t like about our appearance — a crooked nose, an uneven smile, or eyes that are too large or too small. And though we may fret about our imperfections, they don’t interfere with our daily lives.

        But people who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) think about their real or perceived flaws for hours each day.

        They can’t control their negative thoughts and don’t believe people who tell them that they look fine. Their thoughts may cause severe emotional distress and interfere with their daily functioning. They may miss work or school, avoid social situations and isolate themselves, even from family and friends, because they fear others will notice their flaws.

        They may even undergo unnecessary plastic surgeries to correct perceived imperfections, never finding satisfaction with the results.

  • meamsane

    So many are jumping on the pretend bandwagon.

  • Nidalap

    Hmph. The only reason that these folks are being coddled this way is that their delusion is hooked to a sexual perversion…

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Everyone has a birth gender which the Creator God gives. The West should have a human right and freedom to endorse only the objective truth – the freedom of conscience.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Birth gender is God’s design. No truth = No strength. USA will be over if it continues elevating men’s false feelings over God’s truth.