Beyond DADT Repeal: Transgender Evolution within the US Military

Posted: 18 Nov 2014

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James E. Parco

Colorado College

David A. Levy

U.S. Air Force Academy - Department of Management

Sarah Spears

Colorado College

Date Written: September 23, 2014

Abstract

We present a case study that investigated the effects of an open gender transition within a US military organization. The research subject, a retired military officer and civil servant, made a gender transition while remaining in the same job with the same chain of command and within the same organization. Using interview data, we analyze the effect of how an open gender transition impacted an active-duty military unit.

Keywords: transgender, transsexual, military, culture, DADT, LGBT

JEL Classification: J11, J16, K19, Z18

Suggested Citation

Parco, Jim and Levy, David A. and Spears, Sarah, Beyond DADT Repeal: Transgender Evolution within the US Military (September 23, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2500499

Jim Parco (Contact Author)

Colorado College ( email )

Department of Economics and Business
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HOME PAGE: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/dept/EC/parco.asp

David A. Levy

U.S. Air Force Academy - Department of Management ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.thinkingdeeplyabout.org

Sarah Spears

Colorado College ( email )

14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
719-389-6416 (Phone)

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