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Transgender Ban Could Affect Academy Recruitment



by Pat Donachie

President Donald Trump’s tweets regarding a ban on transgender individuals serving in the Armed Forces has complicated matters for military academies, including the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York and the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

A successful implementation of the policy would overturn an order previously issued by the Defense Department last year asking the Armed Forces to begin a process of allowing transgender soldiers to serve openly.

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