A memo leaked from the Pentagon outlines special rules for transgender soldiers that allow them to skip military deployments.
The February 2023 memo was issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and outlines treatment at the Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) at Fort Liberty.
In news that will have America’s enemies rubbing their hands with glee, the memo states that transgender soldiers may avoid deployment for as many as 300 days if they’re receiving “hormone therapy.”
The leaked memo was first obtained and published by The Dossier and reveals the disturbing “woke” agenda that has infested America’s military.
Most service members “will require up to 300 days to be stabilized on cross-sex hormone therapy, and they will remain in a non-deployable status during that time,” the Pentagon memo states.
However, that timeline depends on when the service member is “clinically stabilized.”
The memo also states what other treatments and surgeries transgender troops may receive at WAMC at taxpayers’ expense.
After 12 months of hormone therapy, transgender service members can request “surgical care,” such as “upper” and “bottom” surgery, according to the DOD.
It said transgender service members could also request surgery without first receiving hormone therapy.
The memo said “upper” surgery can be performed at WAMC and is a covered benefit.
However, surgeries that could not be performed at WAMC, including “bottom” surgery and “voice feminization” surgery, were not covered.
All transitioning service members will be offered voice and communication therapy, the memo said.
The memo failed to note what the surgery has to do with defending the nation’s interests, however.
Nevertheless, the memo assures transgender soldiers that facial/body contouring could be performed at WAMC, but was not covered since it is considered cosmetic.
Laser hair removal was also considered cosmetic, but medically necessary in the case of “bottom” surgery.
The memo said that it could take between 9-18 months to complete a gender transition.
During that time, a service member can request an exception to policy so that they could use “self-identified gender standards for uniform, grooming, fitness testing, as well as self-identified gender billeting, bathroom, and shower facilities.”
The memo states that transgender service members seeking medical treatment must OK the timeline of their treatment with their unit commanders.
However, a sample medical treatment plan attached to the memo said commanders “may not deny medically necessary care,” but the “timeline for specific treatments may be adjusted to minimize readiness impact.”
The memo provides updated guidance to WAMC staff on treating transgender troops after Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration issued its policy in April 2021.
The Biden admin policy allows transgenders to serve in the military.
The policy reversed the Trump administration’s policy, which allowed transgender troops to serve only in their biological sex and prohibited those diagnosed with gender dysphoria from serving.
Gender dysphoria is a rare condition where the patient suffers psychological distress over remaining in their biological sex.
Last month, the U.S. Army highlighted a transgender soldier named Maj. Rachel Jones.
The Army described his “coming out journey” as akin to “taking off a very heavy rucksack.”
“While the ruck is on you can’t move like you should, your body aches and you just want to stop,” Jones said, according to an Army article.
“When you take the ruck off, everything feels lighter and easier and there’s a massive sense of relief.”