To the editor: Thank you for publicizing the
I am a former Army infantry colonel who is transgender. I transitioned eight years ago and immediately lost my job as a government contractor and lead instructor at
On June 5, with other transgender veterans, I sat in the Pentagon Auditorium at the Department of Defense's third annual Pride event. Though progress is evident after the
Sheri A. Swokowski, DeForest, Wis.
To the editor: I have no objection to the military enlisting transgender individuals if they otherwise qualify. But I do object to spending money helping them achieve whatever they may deem their appropriate gender selves.
The ludicrous example of Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning causing the military to spend money to make her feel gender congruence certainly shows that the Army, at least, has no business allowing transgender enlistees at this time. When the miliary can make sensible choices in the expenditure of budgeted defense funds, the ban may be revisited.