Navy to Hold All-Hands Training, Webinars on New Transgender Policy

gay-pride-600

Military.com

As the Pentagon makes changes to allow transgender service members to serve openly, the Navy is holding training to educate all troops on the new policies.

In an all-Navy message published Tuesday, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke said a three-pronged training approach will equip senior leaders and rank-and-file personnel for the changes.

“This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states.

Beginning Nov. 1, mobile training teams composed of Navy fleet representatives and subject matter expects will be dispatched to deliver face-to-face briefs to senior leaders, including commanding officers, executive officers, command master chiefs, and chiefs of boat.

These sessions will also be open to equal opportunity advisers, ombudsmen and other command-designated representatives who will have a role in training the tenant commands on policies governing transgender troops.

A spokeswoman for Naval Personnel Command, Lt. Jessica Anderson, told Military.com in an email that a commander’s tool kit is being developed to guide training, and that additional information about what these training sessions will include will be available in a future message to the fleet.

“Service members are expected to maintain standards of conduct and treat each other with dignity and respect,” she said. “Training for sailors will be conducted by command triads via mobile training teams or DVD with a facilitation guide if the unit is in a remote area and unable to receive face-to-face training. There will also be webinars for COs to ask questions prior to delivering training to their commands.”

According to the message, DVDs and discussion guides will be mailed to each unit, along with copies of the commander’s tool kit and a Defense Department guide being created to explain policy. The webinars, made available to leadership teams, will be provided after mobile training team visits as an opportunity for subject matter experts to answer any remaining questions before fleet training begins.

All sailors will have completed a training session on the new policies by July 1, 2017, Anderson said. That’s when the services plan to begin accepting transgender recruits for the first time.

Along with permitting transgender troops to serve openly, the military is creating procedures for troops to change their “gender marker” in the administrative Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, and laying out rules to govern how troops might undergo medical gender transitions while in uniform.

Transgender troops will be required to use the bathroom and berthing facilities associated with their preferred gender, Navy officials have said.

And service leaders will be on alert for those who seek to single out or mistreat their transgender counterparts.

“We do not tolerate harassment of any kind,” Anderson said. “Treating all service members with dignity and respect is something we take extremely seriously, and when there are any indications that those values are not being followed, we will conduct appropriate investigations and take action as necessary.”

,
10 comments on “Navy to Hold All-Hands Training, Webinars on New Transgender Policy
  1. A friend of mine came up with just the niftiest idea! Everybody in the entire military who is NOT gay or transgender should resign en masse.
    Then take the remaining military and dispatch them to fight in Turkey.
    I am a combat vet and we’re headed straight to hell.
    May God bless the Deplorables and deliver Trump to us.

  2. I’m a Vietnam vet. I suspect that I will be called racist and a lot of other things, but I predict that a transgender Military will be a disaster. War is not the place to experiment with weird sexual fetishes. When I’m in a foxhole and the bad guys are coming to kill us, I wand a badass murdering sumbitch at my back, not someone who Obama thinks it might be good for his image to send people according to his politics. When was the last time Obama was in a foxhole getting shot at?

  3. I’m a Vietnam vet. I suspect that I will be called racist and a lot of other things, but I predict that a transgender Military will be a disaster. War is not the place to experiment with weird sexual fetishes. When I’m in a foxhole and the bad guys are coming to kill us, I want a bad guy murdering killer at my back, not someone who Obama thinks it might be good for his image to send people according to his politics. When was the last time Obama was in a foxhole getting shot at? also, for what it’s worth, most of my posts are never seen because I use salty language. So be it. I at least can keep the censors busy.

  4. With all the glaring deficiencies in the training, readiness and shipboard material of the fleet, this is what passes for the modern Z Gram? The navy had better focus on repairs and operations to the LCS trannys and leave the other trannys in Phuket. Those steadfast sailors who manage to gut this crap out and stand the watch have my absolute respect as I don’t think I could do it; I only hope to hell we can restore some real leadership soon before something happens and things aren’t in training mode anymore. The bad guys are focused on at-sea combat proficiency and don’t really care about the social freak show.

  5. This is absolutely the last straw as far as political correctness and the progressive liberal agenda is concerned and I believe it is another deliberate attempt to destroy the discipline and fabric of our military. This has nothing to do with DIVERSITY, this is PERVERSION and anything but progressive, it’s Regressive. This is a direct attack on the ORDER and DISCIPLINE of the Navy and Military overall and as with so many other policies of this Administration, is counter cultural, anti-military, anti-American and represents the ‘tyranny of the minority’. When will all this madness end?

  6. The madness will hopefully end when Obama and Hillary are no longer in Office, but If the American Majority votes for sexual perversion and buggery, then America will renounce it’s Christian basis that the Founding Fathers created, then America will revert to Sodom and Gomorrah. Choose wisely when you vote in November.

Comments are closed.