Second transgender individual signs contract with US military as Trump debates final policy

A second transgender individual is under contract to serve in the U.S. military.

Trump's final policy announcement is expected at the end of the month.

The first contract signed by a transgender individual occurred on Feb. 23.

That person is expected to attend basic training in a few months, the Pentagon said.

The president tweeted last July that he wanted to ban all transgender service members, saying the military "must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory."

The move reversed the 2016 Obama administration directive that allowed those individuals to serve openly for the first time.

Trump's final policy will be subject to and constrained by existing court orders unless judges lift preliminary injunctions.