IN-SERVICE TRANSITION FOR TRANSGENDER SERVICE MEMBERS
|Publication Date:||30 June 2016|
Purpose: This issuance:
• Establishes a construct by which transgender Service members may transition gender while serving.
• Enumerates prerequisites and prescribes procedures for changing a Service member's gender marker in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
• Specifies medical treatment provisions for Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) transgender Service members.
• Implements the policies and procedures in Directive-type Memorandum 16-005.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance applies to OSD, the Military Departments (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security, by agreement with that Department, and in all regards, except as to the requirement to submit issuances implementing this issuance to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness 30 days in advance of publication in accordance with Paragraphs 2.1c and 2.2e), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD.