Transgender Marine Comes out, Tests Military’s New Policy
Lance Cpl. Aaron Wixson becomes the first transgender marine to serve while transitioning from female to male. On October 1, the military changed from the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that was in force during the Clinton administration to an open one. Military personnel can transition while serving if they follow the correct protocol.
In 2014, Wixson entered the military after attending Oklahoma’s Rogers State University for one semester on a golf scholarship. At the time, he was living as a woman but was excited to serve in the military after the Pentagon changed its rules about women serving in combat, reported CNN.
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