What the Army needs is a few women wearing four stars on their shoulders

The US Army & Marine Corps continue to circumvent the ground combat exclusion policy. U.S. women are fighting on all fronts of the war on terrorism and are regularly engaged in combat operations, yet there are still barriers to their work and promotion. The policy is anachronistic and does not reflect the reality on the ground. That will lead to more advancement opportunities for women in the military and a broader perspective in strategic decision-making and national security influence.

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2 Responses to What the Army needs is a few women wearing four stars on their shoulders

  1. Dwight Jon Zimmerman November 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Excellent article, Donna. Clear, cogent, and a powerful kick in the balls. You brilliantly summarized the situation and the stakes. Policy makers do a disservice to our country with their continued ignoring of today’s military realities.

  2. Dennis Lowery November 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    Donna,

    Outstanding article succinctly written. It’s important to shake up the status quo and old-line thinking regarding this situation.

    With the 21st century challenges our military faces–its time our 20th century thinking catches up with the reality of what women now contribute–and what men and women face in the asymmetrical battlefields of today.

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