11 Oct '17, 6pm

[email protected] looking to add female infantry, armor soldiers to new posts

.@USArmy looking to add female infantry, armor soldiers to new posts

WASHINGTON — The Army will expand the number of installations where it assigns female soldiers serving in previously all-male, front-line combat jobs as more women enter the infantry and armor fields, a top general said Wednesday. To date, more than 500 female soldiers have completed training to serve in infantry and armor jobs that only became opened to them in December 2015 when the Pentagon eliminated rules barring women from serving in certain military jobs, Lt. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, the Army’s chief of personnel, said during the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in Washington. “These are citizens who a few years ago would not have had the opportunity to be infantry or armor soldiers, and they are now doing it and doing it quite well [and] with distinction,” he said. So far, the Army has assigned about 100 of those female soldiers to units at two posts —...

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