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Do Your Duty!

When I was young, one of the first lessons my parents taught me was that words have meaning. If you make a promise, you keep it. The one thing you don’t do is break your promise because doing so is a betrayal of trust. Throughout my life I made promises and took oaths: on becoming […]

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Opening Roles to Qualified Women Will “Make the Army Stronger,” Combat Vets Say Their Experience Validates that “Valor Knows No Gender”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 3, 2015 Media Contact: Sue Fulton Email: bsfulton80@gmail.com Phone: 908.256.6727 Washington, DC – Opening combat roles to qualified women will make the Army stronger, say Army veterans who have seen how women have performed in the last decade of war. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced today that ground combat […]

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A Few Good Women

In August, two women graduated from the Army’s storied Ranger School. They demonstrated that physical strength, mental toughness, and leadership are not gender specific. They are found in exceptional men and women. Ranger School is considered the Army’s premier small unit leadership school. Only 3% of the Army has earned the Ranger Tab. Individual performance […]

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Academy Graduates: Open Combat Roles to Women

Sixty graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis recently signed this letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, in response to the Marine Corps’s requests to keep some of their units closed to women. Read the letter here.

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Two Women Complete Army Ranger Training, What’s Next?

Ret. US Army Ranger Jeff Struecker argues women shouldn’t serve in combat roles, citing a “social issue.” West Point graduate and Army vet Donna McAleer tackles that argument saying that our military should be led by the best and brightest regardless of gender. On August 21, two women will graduate from the Army’s storied Ranger […]

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