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Posted on Mar 20, 2018 Print this Article

Issue 50: March 2018

What Will President Trump Decide on Military Transgender Policy? 

This edition of CMR E-Notes focuses on an issue of concern that we have been following for many months:

  1.  Undisclosed Recommendations Could Influence Presidential Decision

Defense Secretary Mattis reportedly submitted to President Trump recommendations for the consideration of President Trump, who is scheduled to decide what his policy will be on the issue of transgenders in the military. 

As CMR explains in this new article Secretary Mattis’ reported recommendations are unworkable, unfaithful to President Trump’s intent, and too clever by half:

  2.  Understanding the Push for Transgenders in the Military

Some observers are amazed that federal courts have ordered the Department of Defense and the armed forces of the United States to accommodate persons who suffer from a serious psychological condition, gender dysphoria, which detracts from personal readiness to deploy. 

Why is this happening?  For answers, see:

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The Center for Military Readiness is an independent public policy organization that reports on and analyzes military/social issues.  More information is available on the CMR website,, and CMR President Elaine Donnelly can be reached at or 734/464-9430
Posted on Mar 20, 2018 Print this Article