Remember men, if you exceed body fat standards and/or are out of shape, claim to be a woman as…
Michael Parker

I have served, Michael, and your scenario is implausible. To make a long story short, there’s a long and rigorous process involved in determining that someone is transgender and proceeding along those lines (known as the Benjamin Standards of Care). It’s not something that your hypothetical overweight male E-5 is going to just up and declare and suddenly be deemed female for purposes of testing standards. And frankly, it disingenuous to think that said E-5, who is not in fact transgender, is going to be willing to go through the process of transition to hold onto his billet… particularly as surgery is non-reversable, and hormone therapy (which he would be expected to begin in short order) similarly enduring.

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