SECDEF MATTIS: “You’re either deployable, or you need to find something else to do. I’m not going have some people deploying constantly and then other people, who seem to not pay that price, in the U.S. military,” Mattis to reporters on February 17, 2018.
SECDEF MATTIS: “If you can’t go overseas [and] carry a combat load, then obviously someone else has got to go. I want this spread fairly and expertly across the force.”
SECDEF MATTIS: “They need time at home, they need time with their families. We may enlist soldiers, but we re-enlist families. That’s the way it is. If you can’t keep the family together, then you’re either going to lose the family or you’re going to lose the soldier, and that’s a net loss for our society and for our military.”
SECDEF MATTIS: according to Marine Corps Times “Mattis stressed that those who were injured in the field would be exempt from the new policy, saying “we’ll find a place to use them. That’s a special category. They’ve earned that special status.”
Based on those comments, I believe that the SECDEF will recommend to the President:
1. That citizens who are physically and mentally qualified for military service, who identify themselves as “transgender” because of “gender diaspora¹” and who do not intend to seek a surgical remedy to their diaspora be allowed to enlist and serve as long as they remain worldwide deployable.
2. That citizens who are physically and mentally qualified for military service, who identify themselves as “transgender” because of “gender diaspora¹” and and who intend to seek a surgical remedy to their diaspora while on active duty or in the reserves NOT be allowed to enlist and serve because such a decision will render them non-worldwide deployable for extended periods of time which in turn makes them incompatible with military service.
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¹ Gender dysphoria (GD), or gender identity disorder (GID), is the distress a person experiences as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth.