04/28/2014 10:15 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

For Transgender Service Members, Honesty Can End Careers

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It felt like the pinnacle of his career, working the graveyard shift in a windowless plywood facility in Afghanistan, monitoring a Special Operations mission as it unfolded in real time on grainy video feeds.

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