Tag: Pentagon

Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Troops

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carteron Thursday announced the militarywould no longer discriminate againsttransgender individuals. “Effective immediately, transgender Americans may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender,” Carter said during a press conference at the Pentagon. “This is the…

Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson Named First Woman Combatant Commander

By Sheryl Estrada Defense Secretary Ash Carter named Air Force General Lori Robinson a new commander for U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). President Obama will nominate Robinson and pending Senate confirmation, she will make history as the first woman to lead a U.S. combatant command. Adm. Bill Gortney has been in…

Transgender Military Service: Pentagon Announces Moratorium on Discharges

By Sheryl Estrada The Department of Defense (DOD) announced on Monday a moratorium on discharges of transgender service members in conjunction with a new six-month study to dissect its transgender policy. “Today’s announcement is welcome news, not just for the 15,500 transgender personnel serving currently, but for all Americans,” Palm…