Chelsea Manning to remain on active duty after prison release

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the U.S. solider convicted of espionage for leaking national security secrets, will remain an active-duty solider after her release from a military prison, according to multiple reports.

Manning, a transgender soldier whose sentence was commuted by former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama pays tribute to Merkel Supreme Court agrees to review Texas's 6-week abortion ban Youngkin to launch bus tour on same day as Obama, McAuliffe event in Virginia MORE, will not be paid after her May 17 release from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., but will be eligible for healthcare benefits, the Army told USA Today.


Manning changed her name and received hormone treatment while in prison.

She will remain an Army private while her court-martial conviction is under appeal, Dave Foster, an Army spokesman, told the paper.

“Pvt. Manning is statutorily entitled to medical care while on excess leave in an active duty status, pending final appellate review,” Foster said.