Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Women Combat Soldiers Will Be Treated Exactly The Same....

.....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.

And more:

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.

And this:

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.

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