As Russia is annihilating Ukraine with bombings and a massive show of military force the United States military is busy doing something else.
The United States Army is having its soldiers go “through training on gender pronouns and coaching officers on when to offer soldiers gender transition surgery, according to an official military presentation on the subject,” The Washington Free Beacon reported.
The training, titled “Policy on the Military Service of Transgender Persons and Persons with Gender Dysphoria,” is mandatory and was handed to officers this month.
They were also given instructions on how to train their subordinates on the material.
The whistleblower, a high ranking officer in the Army Special Forces, provided the material to the Free Beacon on the condition of anonymity.
An Army spokesman confirmed to the Free Beacon that the slides in question are part of “mandatory training” and come from an official program “used to train Army personnel on the recent changes to the DoD and Army transgender service policy.” All Army personnel, from soldiers to commanders and supervisors, are required to participate in the training by Sept. 30, 2022, according to the spokesman.
The transgender presentation follows on a June 2021 announcement by the Army altering its policies so that transgender soldiers can openly serve. The shift in policy is part of a larger push by the Biden administration to make the military more welcoming to transgender people. These efforts have prompted pushback from Republicans in Congress and some within the military who view the policy changes as an effort to promote “woke” propaganda within the service. As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens to spark a larger conflict, military experts and insiders say they are concerned America’s fighting force is prioritizing woke culture over protecting the American people.
“The Army allows transgender soldiers to serve openly,” the presentation, which is designed for Army commanders and leaders, said. “An otherwise qualified soldier shall not be involuntarily separated, discharged, or denied reenlistment or continuation of service on the basis of gender identity.”
It discusses how to treat transgender soldiers in hypothetical situations.
In one of the scenarios a “soldier who was assigned male at birth says he identifies as a female,” but “lives as a female in his off-duty hours,” and “is not requesting to be treated as a female while on duty.”
In the case the training says that the soldier should simply be treated with dignity and respect but no further action is required.
But if that same soldier, who apparently does not suffer from any mental issues, “later requests to be identified as a female during duty hours and/or experiences increased distress relating to his gender identity,” then the officer must “inform [the] soldier of the Army’s transgender policy and recommend that he sees a military medical provider.”
“Gender transition in the Army,” it said, “begins when a soldier receives a diagnosis from a military medical provider indicating that gender transition is medically necessary.”
A spokesman for the Arny, who confirmed the training was real, said that “service in the Army is open to all who can meet the standards for military service and readiness.”
“We remain committed to treating all soldiers with dignity and respect while ensuring good order and discipline,” they said. “Soldiers who meet those standards can serve openly in their self-identified gender.”