Executive Order 14004: Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform [open pdf - 220KB]
Alternate Title: EO 14004: Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform
From the Document: "All Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States ('Armed Forces') should be able to serve. The All-Volunteer Force thrives when it is composed of diverse Americans who can meet the rigorous standards for military service, and an inclusive military strengthens our national security. It is my conviction as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces that gender identity should not be a bar to military service. Moreover, there is substantial evidence that allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military does not have any meaningful negative impact on the Armed Forces. To that end, in 2016, a meticulous, comprehensive study requested by the Department of Defense found that enabling transgender individuals to serve openly in the United States military would have only a minimal impact on military readiness and healthcare costs. The study also concluded that open transgender service has had no significant impact on operational effectiveness or unit cohesion in foreign militaries."
Executive Order 14004; EO 14004
Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
Federal Register (January 28, 2021), v.86 no.17, p.7471