Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman: Transgender troops should ‘continue to serve’

Gen. Joseph Dunford made his comments before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
1:00 | 09/26/17

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Transcript for Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman: Transgender troops should ‘continue to serve’
Do you agree. That are thousands of openly serving transgender men and women have served their country with honor and valor. Addition RS which is probably saying that I believe any individual who mes to physical and mental standards. And as were what deplorable. In his currently serving should be afforded the opportunity continue to serve. Thank you if reappoint it can you promise currently serving transgender individuals who have followed department policy and meet ever apartment as you just. Asked of them that they will not be separated from arm Serbs is based solely on their gender identity. Sir I can promise that that will be my advice what I would've just articulated as divisive provided in private and then just provided in public thank you. And have you had the opportunity to meet with any of the thousands of transgender individuals currently serving in uniform on active duty. To hear how the recent developments that impact of their lives and if not you commit doing so. I have not since the since additional August when he announced it was made but but I would certainly Buena center.

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