The Pentagon plans to announce the repeal of its ban on openly serving transgender service members on July 1.
The repeal would come five years after a 2011 decision to end Don't Ask Don't Tell, the US military's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly.
US defense officials plan to meet as early as Monday to finalize the plan and Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work could sign off on it as early as Wednesday, USA Today reported.
The final approval would come from US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the announcement will be the first week of July.
A US official said parts of the repeal would come into effect immediately.
But the plan would also direct each branch of the armed services to implement new policies affecting everything from recruiting to housing for transgender troops, the official said.
This week the US Army also formally welcomed its new secretary, Eric Fanning, who is the first openly gay leader of a military service branch in US history.
Carter announced last year that the ban would be lifted unless a review showed that doing so would have 'adverse impact on military effectiveness and readiness', according to USA Today.
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no wonder you seem like one of the wiser people on the board.I'm 68 years old and could have never imagined the things that have happened in the world since the 1960's. Wonder what's next ? Buckle up for the ride.
It will be what ever there little whimsical minds wants to wear, no uniform of the day order will be tolerated. They will be like geese, waking up as a new gender every day!
sorry sergeant, i could only do 10 pushups. instead of failing the PT test, i think i'll be a girl today.
I understand that JSOC is considering new combat uniforms for DEVGRU.