The newly-confirmed Navy Secretary has made a public break from President Trump and his statement on transgender people in military, claiming Thursday that those who are willing to serve and meet standard should be allowed to do so.
Despite his statement for Norfolk, Va. , that he would adhere to Pentagon guidance on transgenders in the military, his opinion is that “any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military,” Reuters reports.
Tramp made an announcement via Twitter July 26 that the transgenders will no longer be allowed to serve openly in the military due to problems such as medical costs and disruption. The announcement indicated on intention to change the Obama administration’s move to revoke the ban on open transgender service in 2016, but that intention still hasn’t been communicated to the Pentagon in the form of official policy guidance.
Last week, Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft made a promise that he wouldn’t “break faith“with transgender members in the Coast Guard, despite the fact Coast Guard said it would follow Pentagon directive.
Pentagon was urged by the House Democrats not to follow any police that bans transgender members.
It’s a slippery slope when you provide your personal opinion that goes against that of the Commander in Chief, though you are not directly disobeying an order.
This indicates on dissension in the ranks, affects morale, creates confusion and can interfere with the military effort.
Military heads need a refresher about how they should and shouldn’t be behaving.