Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pentagon Forms First Transgender Military Unit

Elite units in the military are by and large both white and male. The Pentagon considers this to be a problem. The Pentagon in general has made bolstering diversity a major priority in the last several years, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter leading the charge with public pronouncements about the benefits of a diverse force and a recent decision to review the ban on transgender servicemembers.
"...we must ensure that everyone who's able and willing to serve has the full and equal opportunity to do so. And we must treat all of our people with the dignity and respect they deserve. Going forward the Department of Defense must and will continue to improve how we do both." 

Members of the new elite Fabulous Fighting 69th Transgender Special Forces Unit known as the 'Screaming Green Meanies' train in battlefield explosives handling at secret base #5