Assessment May Bring Equal Opportunity

The long awaited answer to whether women will be officially allowed in combat zones might be one step closer as of the new year. The U.S. Army announced that they will be assessing whether women would be admitted to the Elite Special Forces of Army Ranger School. This assessment may bring equal opportunity for womenContinue Reading “Assessment May Bring Equal Opportunity”


Facing the Fears of Women in Combat

As a female veteran I am often asked, “Do you think women should serve in combat?”.  What is my answer?  Yes, women should serve.  One of the biggest regrets I have is that my gender kept me from fully serving alongside my brothers in arms. I know what you’ll say, because it’s what everyone says:Continue Reading “Facing the Fears of Women in Combat”


Separation of Women and Combat

A few weeks ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta publically announced that women are now be allowed on the front lines. Many women’s rights groups and civil liberties’ groups rejoiced. After “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed it seems as though, logically, this is the next step toward an equal opportunity military. But it is reallyContinue Reading “Separation of Women and Combat”


1994 Ban of Women in Combat Lifted

On January 23, 2013, a historic decision was announced by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, to allow women to actively serve in combat roles.  This decision rescinds the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule and was developed in collaboration with the Chairman and the Joint Chiefs. In a press release from the Pentagon theContinue Reading “1994 Ban of Women in Combat Lifted”