Sunday, December 15, 2013
.....says the Army:
Pentagon official say they have no intention of creating special fitness standards for women who want to serve in combat jobs — but Congress wants to see that promise in law.
The 2014 defense authorization bill that is nearing completion includes a provision that will require the Pentagon to create a “gender-neutral occupational standard” for any combat jobs — infantry, armor, artillery and others — that are opened to women.
Advocates of the change say women have served in dangerous, combat-related jobs for years but their careers suffer because promotion boards cannot official recognize that service.