US President Joe has overturned his predecessor Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel serving in the US military.
President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Monday giving priority to United States companies and products in contracts with the federal government, pushing a "Made in America" approach favored by predecessor Donald Trump.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the military and better for the country because an inclusive force is a more effective force", the new administration said in a fact sheet Monday announcing the change.
It is unclear how many transgender people serve in the military, though some advocacy groups have said it could be as high as 15,000 individuals. Andrew Jackson, the seventh USA president, is now on US$20 bills.
All four service chiefs told Congress in 2018 that they had seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops serving openly in the military.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump transgender policy of 2019 could stand while it faces separate lawsuits in lower courts.
Her image was set to replace the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the U.S. president behind the "Trail of Tears" that drove dispossessed Native American tribes from the southeast of the expanding country, and who was much admired by Mr Trump.
"We must make sure that future presidents do not backslide on our values of equality and inclusion, and I intend to add a provision to this year's defence policy bill to secure a permanent policy of nondiscrimination for our armed forces", said Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee.
The US military has more than 1.3 million troops, and the Pentagon estimates about 9,000 identify as transgender, including about 1,000 who had gender-reassignment surgery or plan to do so.
Recently sworn in Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin supports the decision of repealing the ban. And it says they must reexamine the records of service members who were discharged or denied reenlistment due to gender identity issues under the previous policy.
"This is the right thing to do".
The executive order will also create a new senior role at the Office of Management and Budget to oversee the implementation of these new efforts.