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Report: Women Could Begin Training For Combat Roles In 2015

Report: Women could begin training for combat roles in 2015

Women could start training for Army Ranger and Navy SEAL units in mid-2015 under plans expected to be announced by the Pentagon on Tuesday, according to a Defense Department official.

It is part of the next step in a longstanding effort to open as many combat jobs as possible to women.

The plan now is for jobs in special operations to be available to women possibly in mid-2015.

The official argued the latest development is not a delay, but is more of an acknowledgment by the military that it needs more time to study the issue.

Full implementation of women into combat positions, including infantry and armor units, is to be completed by January 2016.

The move could open approximately another 6,000 jobs to women in the Army.


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