Secret memo: Shocking tax-funded 'care' for 'transitioning' U.S. soldiers

July 18, 2023
World Net Daily

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

WARNING: Offensive subject matter

A U.S. Army secret memo on medical care for transgender servicemembers lists an array of taxpayer-funded medical procedures and treatments provided for gender-confused military members who are "transitioning" to live as the "opposite sex" – from surgically removing a man's testicles to facilitate him becoming a "transgender woman," to breast-removal "surgery" for women becoming "transgender males."

The confidential Feb. 1 memo, "Care of Service Members who Identify as Transgender," obtained by investigative reporter Jordan Schachtel, comes from the Defense Health Agency at the Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. It was published by Schachtel on his Substack Tuesday.

The Defense Health Agency memo also reveals that servicemembers approved for transgender "transition" care may become "non-deployable" for 300 days, more than four-fifths of a year until they become "clinically stabilized" – thus illustrating the detrimental effect of "trans inclusion" on military readiness.

Conservatives like Schachtel saw the memo as just more evidence of the Biden-run military's misplaced priorities, which they said are fueling the Biden military's recruitment crisis.

"The United States military is facing its worst recruiting environment since 1973 when the conscription era ended and the current all-volunteer force was formed," writes Schachtel. "As the Defense Department memo makes clear, the U.S. military in 2023 represents more of a social welfare and social justice program than an entity purposed with defeating an aggressing army."

Moreover, critics noted the special treatment and status accorded transgender servicemembers – even though many millions of Americans believe "gender dysphoria" to be abnormal and akin to a mental disorder – compared with others in the military who suffered from less-politicized medical conditions. Barack Obama's defense secretary, Ash Carter, opened up the military to transgender persons in 2016.

Jordan Karr, an Air Force veteran whose Twitter bio says she is "suing the DoD over unlawful vaccine mandates," tweeted in response to Schachtel's report: "I couldn’t get a waiver for the experimental/unlawful [COVID vaccine] mandate for having a fertility disorder so I was forced out, but these mentally ill members can receive endless waivers because they THINK they’re the wrong gender."

Schachtel lists some of the "highlights" (he puts the word in quotes) from the Army memo, writing that "Taxpayer-funded 'care' for transgender service members includes":

  • speech/voice therapy
  • cross-sex hormones
  • laser hair removal
  • voice feminization surgery
  • facial contouring
  • body contouring
  • breast/chest surgery (“upper surgery”)
  • genital mutilation surgery (“lower surgery”)
  • psychological counseling
  • Service members who identify as transgender may receive a waiver for grooming and uniform standards

The memo states: "The overarching goal of treatment for Transgender Service Members (TGSMs) is to provide a safe and effective pathway to achieve lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves to maximize their overall health and promote psychological well-being and self-fulfillment while allowing them to continue to pursue their military service goals."

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