FOIA Number: DOD-17-0301

Checking Up on Trump’s Claims that Military Experts Told Him to Ban Transgender Troops

January 24, 2019
The Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to ban most transgender people from military service reignited questions over whether any actual military or national security considerations dictated the discriminatory policy.

DOD Records Regarding Recommendations Related to Transgender Policy

October 17, 2018
Department of Defense records in response to our FOIA seeking all advice or analysis related to DoD’s policy regarding the service of transgender individuals in the U.S. military.

Complaint: American Oversight v DOD Transgender Policy

December 19, 2017
Complaint in lawsuit against DOD seeking records of whether or not President Trump was advised by military personnel on the transgender military ban.

American Oversight Sues DOD to Uncover Truth Behind Trump’s Transgender Ban

December 19, 2017
American Oversight sued the Department of Defense (DOD) in federal court to determine if President Trump was telling the truth when he claimed on Twitter that "generals" had advised him to ban transgender individuals from serving in the armed forces. 

No Records Response From DOD Regarding the Transgender Military Ban

August 25, 2017
No records response from DOD regarding Trump's transgender policy change and military ban.

FOIA Request to DOD Seeking Records Related to the Transgender Ban

July 28, 2017
FOIA to DOD seeking any analyses or recommendations from any general, admiral, or military expert provided to the White House regarding DOD’s policy regarding the service of transgender individuals in the U.S. military.