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The United States Navy values diversity and recognizes that through inclusion we are a better military and stronger nation for it. This means that, like all other qualified citizens, Sailors who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender shall be evaluated based on individual merit, fitness, and performance. It is the policy of the Department of Defense to treat all Service members in a professional and neutral manner.

Regarding transgender service members, the Department of Defense updated DoD INSTRUCTION 1300.28 on December 20, 2022, detailing guidelines around policy, responsibilities, and procedures regarding the standards for military service accession, retention, separation, in-service transition, and medical care for Service members who are transgender or who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, as applicable.

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