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August 28, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate


Can the Military Fully Integrate? Understanding Women in Combat Roles

August 28, 2015 04:43 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

There is a looming deadline in the military that is causing a fundamental change in the way that American military training is conducted. Beginning in January 2016, the Pentagon has mandated that combat roles must be opened to women in all branches of the military. While all other sectors of the military have been integrated for some time, combat roles have until now continued to be a men only operation. The scope of the integration is staggering, as up until now the entire sector of special forces has been almost completely closed to women. Opening up these physically, psychologically and even socially rigorous areas of combat service is not simple, nor is it easy. [More]