I am an Active Duty US Navy Transgender Servicemember, AMA
I am a currently-serving active duty US Navy sailor who is transgender. I have been in the Navy since July 2012, have been out about my identity as trans since 2017, and officially changed my records regarding my gender marker and legal name across the board as of April 2019.
I Served through the Obama-era ban lift, Trump-era revised ban, and Biden-era work-in-progress. I was allowed to pursue my transition through all of it. I did an AMA 3 years ago on an old account, which I am shifting away from you can here: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/891lok/iama_active_duty_transgender_us_navy_sailor_ama/
Lots of stuff has changed since then though, both personally, and in the policy, so I figured I'd update in case there were new/different questions.
Proof was submitted confidentiality, so that I can be fully transparent with my answers here to y'all without having to worry about censoring for policy reasons.
EDIT: Made it to the bottom, refreshed and going back down now. I will get to your question, Eventually!
EDIT2: Wow, having a hard time keeping up with the many comment trees with good discussion. If I missed your question in a deep nested comment, please re-post it as a top level comment. Focusing on new top-level comments at this point
EDIT3: off to bed for the night, work in 5 hours. Will respond to more as they come, as I am able.