- § 651. Members: required service
- § 652. Notice to Congress of proposed changes in units, assignments, etc. to which female members may be assigned
- § 653. Minimum service requirement for certain flight crew positions
- [§ 654. Repealed. Pub. L. 111–321, § 2(f)(1)(A), Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3516]
- § 655. Designation of persons having interest in status of a missing member
- § 656. Diversity in military leadership: plan
- § 657. Prohibition on service in the armed forces by individuals convicted of certain sexual offenses
10 U.S. Code CHAPTER 37— GENERAL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Memorandum of President of the United States, Aug. 25, 2017, 82 F.R. 41319, which related to transgender military personnel, was revoked by Memorandum of President of the United States, § 1, Mar. 23, 2018, 83 F.R. 13367, set out below.
Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense [and] the Secretary of Homeland Security
Pursuant to my memorandum of August 25, 2017, “Military Service by Transgender Individuals,” [formerly set out above] the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, submitted to me a memorandum and report concerning military service by transgender individuals.
These documents set forth the policies on this issue that the Secretary of Defense, in the exercise of his independent judgment, has concluded should be adopted by the Department of Defense. The Secretary of Homeland Security concurs with these policies with respect to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Among other things, the policies set forth by the Secretary of Defense state that transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria—individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery—are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order as follows:
Section 1. I hereby revoke my memorandum of August 25, 2017, “Military Service by Transgender Individuals,” and any other directive I may have made with respect to military service by transgender individuals.
Sec. 2. The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, with respect to the U.S. Coast Guard, may exercise their authority to implement any appropriate policies concerning military service by transgender individuals.
Sec. 3. (a) Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(b) This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
(d) The Secretary of Defense is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.