Two transgender cadets will be able to graduate from military academies on the condition that they pass their exams, but they will not be allowed to serve in the military after graduation.
The Air Force and Army will not allow the cadets to be commissioned into the military because the Pentagon has not yet established guidelines for accepting transgender troops, USA Today reported.
The military has not released the names or the new genders of the cadets, who still must pass their exams before they can graduate, but one attends the Air Force Academy, and the other attends West Point.
The Pentagon ended its ban on transgender soldiers from serving in the military last year, allowing them to serve openly in the military.
However, the Pentagon is still working on a policy for accepting new transgender troops that they are looking to phase in this year.
A spokesman for the Air Force Academy said the cadet in question cannot be commissioned into the Air Force, but the school is recommending the cadet for “Air Force civil service.”
“Currently, there is an Air Force Academy cadet who has identified as a transgender individual,” said Lt.
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