Navy Mandates All Sailors Go Through Transgender Behavioral Training

By Samuel Smith, Christian Post On September 20, 2016

The United States Navy will require all sailors to undergo training on the service's new transgender policies being put in place as a result of the Pentagon lifting a ban on transgender service members openly serving in June.

According to, an all-Navy message was sent out last Tuesday by Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke. Burke's message explained the new three-pronged training approach will prepare not only senior Navy leaders but also rank-and-file sailors for when the service begins accepting transgender recruits on July 1, 2017.

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"This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior," the message states.

According to Lt. Jessica Anderson, a spokesperson for Naval Personnel Command who spoke with, all sailors will undergo the training by July 1, 2017.