Dec. 3, 2015: Department of Defense opens all military occupations, positions to women

"As long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
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Transcript for Dec. 3, 2015: Department of Defense opens all military occupations, positions to women
I'm announcing my decision not to make continued exceptions. That is to proceed with opening fault these remaining occupations. And positions to women. There will be no exceptions. This means that as long as they qualify. And meet the standards. Women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before. But Abiola to drive tanks fire mortars and beat infantry soldiers in to combat. The of the it would serve as army Rangers and green berets Navy SEALs Marine Corps infantry. Air force paratroopers and everything else that was previously. Open only to men. It even more importantly are miniature will be better able to hardest askew and perspectives. Tale equipment offer. While the Marine Corps asked for a partial exception. In some areas such as infantry machine Gunner far support reconnaissance and others. We are joint force. I've decided to make a decision which applies to the entire force directing all military services to proceed to open all military occupational specialties. To Whitman. Thirty days from Tuesday. That is after thirty day waiting period record but law. And to provide their updated implementation plans for integrating women into these positions. By that date.

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