being trans in the military

Anybody have experience being trans in the military? I'm mtf and considering joining the united states military after I'm post-srs. Whats it like for us? What branch were you in?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I came out during Air Force officer training and got kicked out
    Post-SRS if you've been on a stable dose for more than 18 months and have no PTSD or mood disorders then you should be fine, although the question is "why the fuck would you"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no person should join the military

      i'd rather be a prostitute than in military. why are you doing this

      veterans benefits though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not in the military, but I did consider it. Until I caught a Canadian parliamentary committee discussing trans in the military and all the trans service members were like, "Yeah, I haven't gotten a promotion in the years since I came out. My career is basically frozen out, even if I'm not being kicked out."
        So yeah, you can get those benefits if you are willing to slog it out for years as the lowest ranked enlisted/warrant officer/officer, getting ordered around by the person who joined a few years after you.
        But most people have some kind of ambition, especially if they are attracted to the military.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I came out during Air Force officer training and got kicked out
      are you happy or sad about that? just curious

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have a complex dissociative disorder so it's kind of a multifaceted answer, but to simplify my feelings, I basically spent this entire last year melting down over the fact that I wasn't going to be an officer in the Air Force. I kind of constructed my whole identity around being an officer (as you kind of have to, to an extent) but even beyond that I really looked forward to the stability of it all, and the inherent prestige. I've been the invisible 4th child of the family and suffered severe emotional neglect growing up, so having literal medals and decorations I could wear to work really was my ideal.
        I mean it's kind of toxic now when I think about it, and I probably would have gotten a shitty job being a remote pilot flying an RQ-4 over Chad or some shit, but shit at least I'd have a steady paycheck, guaranteed healthcare and a stable advancement pathway

        Now I'm just some loser dropout trying to get back into college, plus almost a year of transitioning to get an engineering degree. Sure I could probably work for the Air Force as a civilian but I have 0 chance at being an officer due to PTSD and other things.

        So to summarise, I'm really fucking sad about it. I don't think I'll ever stop being sad about it, considering all the emotional effort I put into getting the scholarship, doing all the bullshit training, going through basic and then getting dropped at a hat for being a tranny. I've never felt more discriminated against in my entire life, and nothing will ever feel as horrible as getting stabbed in the back by the military. I mean yeah people get dicked over by .mil all the time, but getting dicked over for literally trying to "be myself" is on another level.
        The funniest thing is the only reason I actually came to the conclusion that I was trans was when I was reflecting on how poor my performance was at the time. I thought the problem was that I didn't "know myself" and I figured out I was trans, tried to make it work but hahaha nope

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If it's any consolation they would have kicked you out at some point anyway even if you didn't troon out. You're clearly a fucking basket case and a complete retard if you thought it would be okay to transition so early in your career.

          Absolute best case is they push you to some dead-end post where no one ever has to see or hear from you again ala

          Not in the military, but I did consider it. Until I caught a Canadian parliamentary committee discussing trans in the military and all the trans service members were like, "Yeah, I haven't gotten a promotion in the years since I came out. My career is basically frozen out, even if I'm not being kicked out."
          So yeah, you can get those benefits if you are willing to slog it out for years as the lowest ranked enlisted/warrant officer/officer, getting ordered around by the person who joined a few years after you.
          But most people have some kind of ambition, especially if they are attracted to the military.

          That might be okay if you're already an otherwise successful officer. but the military isn't going to waste their time and money on you when you straight up tell them 'I'm a crazy person who'll probably kill myself in a few years'.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hey buddy I hope you step on a land mine

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I came out during Air Force officer training and got kicked out
      are you happy or sad about that? just curious

      Sounds like an excellent way to get out of a minimum 10-year service contract if you're a pilot who's been assigned to an aircraft other than the one you wanted to fly. I could see cis dudes who wanted to fly fighter jets but got assigned to transport saying, "Yeah, uh, guys? I'm coming out as a woman." And then they happily get processed out.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was told "come back after 5ish years into your transition" if that's any help.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Radiochan

    no person should join the military

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Air force hon here, don't. Just don't. Its not worth it unless you are literally hkmeless and have nothing else to do with your life.

    • 2 weeks ago
      botE

      this lol

      this is NOT how you wanna spend minimum 2 years of your life anon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i'd rather be a prostitute than in military. why are you doing this

      I'm personally considering the shortest term possible, 2 years, just for the benefits in hiring veterans. My state requires public employers to exhaust the pool of eligible veterans before they can consider non-veterans when hiring. Private employers also give brownie points for being a veteran.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'd rather be a prostitute than in military. why are you doing this

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    🙂

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    checkout a few of those creator's TikToks

    @mandatoryfunday

    guy really shows how toxic of a career it is.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wtf all the shit I see makes it look like the u.s. military is gay and trans as fuck, are the old timers still flushing troons? Anyways sounds gay to be abused like that and any other career choice sounds better at that point tbh.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Overall policy was acceptance but there are a lot of insular cultures in each military branch. For example there is a significant cultural difference between blue collar career fields and white collar career fields. I was in intelligence and even the most vitriolic bigots kept their mouths shut but my friend in security forces gets regularly hazed and given the shittiest jobs.

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