Ret. Major General Tony Taguba on Trump’s transgender military ban

One of the country’s highest ranking Filipino American officers in the US Army, retired Major General Tony Taguba, shared his thoughts on President Trump’s military ban to transgenders.

“I believe it’s totally unjustified,” Taguba shared in a statement. “President Trump made a reactionary, ill-advised, ill-informed, and inconsistent policy announcement through Twitter, which does not justify his original support for the LGBT community when he campaigned in 2016.”

“He made a policy announcement on Twitter which, in my opinion, is unofficial and out of character for a President and commander-in-chief.”

Taguba added, “If I was one of the generals who advised him, I would ask President Trump to wait for General Mattis and chairman of the joint chiefs General Dunford to advise him on alternatives with regards to the transgender policy. In other words, he should not have made that announcement in this way.”

Among many other titles in his military career, Ret. Major General Tony Taguba has served as executive officer of the Republic of Korea-US Combined Forces Command, was chief of staff of the US Army Reserve Command, and deputy commanding general for support for the US. Army Forces Central Command. He has reported on abuse of Iraqi prisoners, and worked in the Pentagon as deputy assistant secretary of defense for readiness, training and mobilization in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. 

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  • Santiago Del Mundo
    28 July 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    You always have somebody talking smack when they’re not subject orders anymore. President Trump said, with the advise of his generals, he’s imposing the ban on transgenders…just like any generals on active duty, they’re bound to obey the orders of the commander-in-chief, not to add their 15 cents into it…

  • Mario
    28 July 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    6700 transgender in the military,Government has no business on the sexuality of every individual.But if US taxpayers money is used for sex change that is a different issue. Obama introduced a legislation last year that DOD will be liable to pay for the cost of gender reassignment surgeries (sex change surgery) on transgender soldiers in the active duty.Trump shocked the world when he announced that Transgender are BANNED from joining the military. According from DOD report it will cost $3.7 Billion over a period of 10 yrs on transgender surgery. Trump said “I rather spend that money to take care of my combat veterans at the VA Hospital,Gen TAGUBA, you are a combat veteran and no-way for sex-change surgery”.Trump is correct, GOOD Move..but controversial.. Fundamentally the LEFT wanted to transformed the military to a non-fighting force. Leftist media made bad comments on one of the best speeches of Trump during the 40-45K Boy Scout Jamboree, said indoctrinating young kids on leaderships. Being a proud parents, it is a must to watch Youtube; Trump Boys Scout Jamboree