by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/30/17, 10:46 am
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced Tuesday that transgender military members would remain at their posts pending further study. President Donald Trump signed a memo Friday blocking transgender Americans from enlisting but gave Mattis the responsibility of figuring out what to do with those already serving. Trump gave Mattis until Feb. 21, 2018, to establish a policy and until March 23, 2018, to enact it. Mattis said Tuesday he plans to assemble a panel of experts to review current transgender personnel.