Accession Number:

AD1116715

Title:

Women in Ground Combat Units

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX FORT BLISS United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Women have proved over and over that they can succeed in combat and be effective leaders. The first Gulf War and the current Global War on Terrorism GWOT are a testament to women who are serving in combat support military occupation specialties MOS. Retired Army Col. Dan Smith said Modern wars will be fought 360 degrees, which means women will be on the front lines whether the congress likes it or not. There is no doubt that women can be leaders in any military environment. My ethical dilemma is with women in ground combat units. I am going to sound like a male-chauvinist pig but I believe that men still need to have their bastions of all male clubs or units. I also believe that the public is not ready for women in the trenches.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Biology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE