Gates & Herman (2014) analyzed data from various sources with the aim of estimating the number of transgender personalities who have worked in the US armed forces. The main focus was on those who had probably an active duty or working in the Guard or Reserve forces, and veterans or emeritus from the offices. The primary source of data for the approximations on came from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS). It involved 70-item survey that was distributed in collaboration with over 900 organizations all over the U.S.  Their findings showed that the largest sample population ever seen in the U.S., included their service in the U.S. Armed Forces. Analyses from unadjusted NTDS data suggested that 29.6% of male respondents had served in the armed forces in conjunction with 6.0% of female respondents. Altogether, 20% of NTDS transgender respondents stated their involvement in some form of military service


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