Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Army submits plan for women in infantry, armor, special operations

The Army has submitted to the Defense Department its plan to open its infantry, armor and special operations ranks to women.
The implementation plan comes one month after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced his decision to lift all gender-based restrictions on military service starting in January. The move paved the way for women to serve in these previously all-male specialties.
The plan, which is supposed to outline how the Army will integrate the newly opened occupations and positions, is now being reviewed and discussed as part of the implementation working group co-chaired by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Army officials could not say when the plan might be rolled out or approved by senior DoD leaders.Read Full Text