Women During World War I

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In World War I, almost, 30,000 women served in the military in noncombat position.. In World War II, 400,000 women served. After World War II, the government allowed only 2% of women to serve in the military, and now 15% of women are serving the military. In 1948, women were given permanent status in the military excluding navy ships and air force combat. By 1994, there were more opportunities for women in various units in the military, navy, air force, and marines except combat unit. In 1994, women were banned from ground combat in the United States (“Women in Combat Policy”). According to Rosenberg and Philips, in 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta removed the restriction on women to serve in combat. In 2016, almost…show more content…
Women in combat in the military is described as qualified women who serve on the war front in battle like rangers, navy seal, air force, and marine corps infantry. The Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ordered the military to open all combat positions for women on December 3, 2015 (Kamarck). The physical incapabilities, mental stress, and inadequate performance in unit cohesion supports my claim that women should not be allowed in combat. First, my opponents claim that women have already performed equal physical tasks as men in combat. However, according to Michaels, this claim is partly true as very few women passed the test required to be in combat. Scarborough reports that out of 113 women who registered for the Ranger Training Assessment Program only twenty were eligible for the course. Out of twenty, one dropped out and the remaining nineteen failed to pass the course, of which the top eight were sent back to restart the course. Moreover, in 2015, only two women graduated from the Ranger Course in the history of the United States of America (Yan, Starr, and Scott). According to Kube, Captain Kristen Griest is one of those two women who graduated the Ranger Course and also she became the first female combat officer in 2016. As mentioned by Sharp, physical fitness is measured by three compositions of the body, which are the muscular
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