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Honored Role: A weekly series about role models

Between 1980 and 2008, 3,245 women graduated from West Point and have served selflessly in the Nation’s armed forces. Most of them, whether or not they still wear the uniform, are ordinary women with extraordinary stories of perseverance and integrity. They are soldiers and wives, mothers and daughters. They are doctors, lawyers, teachers, clergy and […]

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A Few Good Women

Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point’s Long Gray Line was borne out of my experience as a high school volleyball coach in 2004.  Concerned with whom some of my athletes admired and considered role models, I began thinking about some of the women with whom I went to school and served along side in […]

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Women in Combat — Just Doing Her Job

The topic of women in combat remains controversial.  Conventional wisdom and current law prevent women, no matter how able, from serving in units with direct offensive combat missions — Infantry, Armor, Artillery and Special Forces.  The justifications for this exclusion include that women are not fit for combat and battlefield stress because they lack the […]

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