U.S. Military Opens All Combat Positions to Women

Posted December 3, 2015 at 12:41pm

CNN reports that “all U.S. military combat positions are being opened up to women, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday.”  

“The decision allows women to fill about 220,000 jobs that are now limited to men — including infantry, armor, reconnaissance and some special operations units.”  

“‘This means that as long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before. They’ll be able to drive tanks, give orders, lead infantry soldiers into combat,’ Carter said at a news conference Thursday.”