He said last month that the Pentagon was giving the military another six months to conduct a review to determine if allowing transgender individuals to enlist would impact its "readiness and lethality".
The report stated that while some elements of the armed forces maintain a high tempo of operations, the recruitment problem was 'likely to become increasingly difficult to sustain in the medium to long term'.
“You have large numbers of people leaving education with no real understanding of the armed forces and why it's important to them." The report also states that the Mo D's health assessments need to be externally reviewed because in the year to February 2017 more than 14,000 candidates for the Army were rejected on medical grounds – often for "relatively minor ailments" such as asthma or eczema.He told "You have to make it a formal part of the curriculum to ensure it will be taught.There is a risk you could encounter resistance from some left-wing teachers to the idea."After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military," Mr Trump said."Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. The new policy comes just weeks after Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the government was reviewing the issue.