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In today’s society it is frowned upon if any gender is excluded from employment opportunities or types of jobs. Up until recent years, the military totally excluded women from certain combat jobs due to their gender. “For most of the history of the U.S. military women have only served in roles in the medical field or clerical support” (Barry,19). Some of this is due to the different physical abilities between genders; cost of logistics and military effectiveness. We should not make every combat arm Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of the United States military gender neutral. “Women were made a permanent part of the military, by Congress following World War II, through the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948” (Karmarck,3).…show more content…
This was repealed in 1994 and replaced with the Direct Ground Combat and Assignment Rule, also known as the Direct Combat Exclusion Rule. The rule states: “Service members are eligible to be assigned to all positions for which they are qualified, except that women shall be excluded from assignment to units below the brigade level whose primary mission is to engage in direct combat on the ground, as defined. Direct ground combat is engaging an enemy on the ground with individual or crew served weapons, while being exposed to hostile fire and to a high probability of direct physical contact with the hostile force’s personnel. Direct ground combat takes place well forward on the battlefield while locating and closing with the enemy to defeat them by fire, maneuver, or shock effect.”() This rule prohibited women from serving in any combat arms units (infantry, armor, artillery, combat engineers, air-defense artillery), special forces unit or any support units that are co-located in the same area with these units. These policies have been evolving ever since until the Secretary of Defense rescinded the Direct Ground Combat and Assignment Rule in 2013 requiring all branches of the military to integrate women into combat roles and have an implementation of new policies concerning these changes no later than January 1, 2016. The currently in today’s society, leaders worldwide are
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