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Posted: July 27, 2017

Joint Chiefs: Transgender policy won't change until Pentagon gets it in writing from Trump

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Trump: Transgender People Won't Be Allowed In The Military

By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


The nation’s highest ranking military officer said in a letter Thursday to top military officials that there will not be changes to the military’s transgender policy until after President Donald Trump sends direction to the Pentagon.

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"I know there are questions about yesterday's announcement on the transgender policy by the president," Marine Gen. Joe Dunford wrote in the message, addressed to the chiefs of the services and senior enlisted leaders, according to Politico. "There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president's direction has been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance.”

A photo of the letter was shared on Twitter Thursday by CNN reporter Barbara Starr.

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