DoD paraphrased: Yeah dude, that’s doesn’t work for us.
We are aware that counsel representing the soldier convicted under the name Bradley Manning conveys that his client now openly identifies as female.
There is no mechanism in place for the US military to provide hormone therapy or gender-reassignment surgery for inmates incarcerated in DoD facilities.
Inmates at the United States Disciplinary Barracks and Joint Regional Correctional Facility are treated equally regardless of race, rank, ethnicity or sexual orientation. All inmates are considered soldiers and are treated as such with access to mental health professionals, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, social workers and behavioral science noncommissioned officers with experience in addressing the needs of military personnel in pre- and post-trial confinement.
– For specific questions on facilities at USDB and its policies, please contact Ms. Lewis at (913) 684-1723\1715 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So yeah. There’s that.