On July 26, 2017, President Trump announced in a series of tweets that transgender troops would no longer be allowed to serve in the military – saying the U.S. military “would not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”
Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. stands for respecting all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We remain committed to supporting all are troops no matter their background. Those that serve honorably deserve the same respect and honor as any other member of the Armed Forces.
We advise that the President work with his Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense to develop a policy that supports factual analysis and has respect for the individuals who have served our nation proudly. We believe that by listening to wise council, the President will be able to make the right decision that supports our troops and ensures our national security.
“Echoing what the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said…and to quote a former office mate of mine, the late Army General Maxwell R. Thurman, ‘be all you can be.’ We intend for the U.S. military to employ our nation’s best and brightest in protecting our country and upholding the values of the American people. Permitting qualified individuals from all backgrounds serves this goal,” says JWV National Commander COL Carl A. Singer.