40 years ago today, the first women graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. In honor of that historic day, May 28,1980, some members of West Point’s Class of 1939 presented each of the 62 women of the Class of 1980 with a silver tray engraved with congratulatory words, their name, […]
There is a cartoon that circulates annually this time of year. With a picture of a young boy at the table and hands in prayer position and a set of dog tags in the opposite corner, the cloud reads, “Thanksgiving is a day we take pause to give thanks for the things that we have. […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 3, 2015 Media Contact: Sue Fulton Email: email@example.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 […]
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 […]
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.
Earlier this week, I had the honor and privilege of attending the graduation of US Army Ranger Class 8-15. Since its inception as the one of the Army most challenging small unit leadership development course, 77,000 men have earned the Ranger Tab. Less than 3% of Army Soldiers graduate from Ranger School. Class 8-15 include […]
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 […]
Two women have crossed rivers, scaled walls, and jumped over a gender barrier to make it through the U.S. Army’s toughest training program. In this article, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon captures just what this achievement means and marks a moment in watching policy transform into reality for those involved with then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s […]