Women, according to the Aspin Rules, are exempt from assignment to Direct Ground Combat units. This means that females cannot be assigned below brigade level to Combat Arms units (Infantry, Armor, Artillery).
Pilots, however, can be female since they are not expected to participate in ground combat.
This rule still exists, however, due to the nature of modern warfare, women in combat support and combat service support units are frequently encountered with situations in which mission accomplishment requires them to engage in ground combat.
The women in the United States military are great assets to our combat effectiveness and have proven time and again that they are valuable members of the team, even if they don't serve in combat positions.
Yes, women can be in the Australian Army, but they cannot be in direct combat roles. 10.6 % of the positions are occupied by women.
yes,they should.Women Have a equel position as men
They freed men up to do combat tasks.
since world war ll
Removed the ban against women serving as combat pilots.
Serving in traditional nursing/administrative roles: WWII. Serving in combat roles: Operation Desert Storm (1991) was their first combat; and on to the present.
removed the ban against women serving as combat pilots.
Yes. In January, 2013, the military lifted the ban for women in combat roles, but many women served in combat before the ban was formally lifted. According to the Associated Press, women will be able to start training as Army Rangers in mid-2015 and women will be able to start training as Navy SEALs in mid-2016.
Women are allowed to serve in many more positions than they used to. Now in the US women can serve in pretty much every position with the exceptions of combat arms (i.e. infantry, artillery, etc) and spec ops positions.
probably due to female frailness and lack of strength for such harsh duties (in the past). however, females are now allowed some combat position asignments such as pilots.................
The question is in the category "World War I". The US did not allow women into the "army" proper at the time; they instead joined the Women's Army Corps and were assigned to non-combat positions (mostly clerical and other "service" roles).On January 24, 2013, the US Secretary of Defense officially removed the ban on women serving in combat positions, but the details and ramifications of this are still working themselves out. There's currently no legal bar to women joining the US Army, nor is there one for women in the US Army from "going to war" (by which I assume you mean taking part as official combatants), but it may take some time for the new rules to be fully implemented.
They are; women make up a large portion of many countries' armed forces. The real question is "should women be allowed in combat?" Since this is an opinion question I will say no to combat. Women want to be in it. However they don't realize how horrible it really is. Women have been in the military since the early part of last century and they have done an outstanding job and we even have female Generals. ____ Women are fully aware of how horrible combat is. They aren't naive little girls, nor are they blind. Women are serving in combat roles with distinction. IF they are capable, IF they are well trained then they should be allowed to.
Women were not in positions to engage in combat directly. Almost all the women in the military in South East Asia were in administrative or medical positions. There were also civilian women in South East Asia that worked with the USO or the American Red Cross for example. Some women were reporters or journalists. Others were teachers, or humanitarian workers. Sometimes women were in places that were attacked by the enemy.
Answer this question…Women in the Soviet Union served directly in combat, while women in the United States served primarily in support positions.
The Korean War Memorial was built to honor those men and women who died in combat while serving in the Korean War.
They did not serve "combat" positions, however they did serve in dangerous roles as nurses and in other non combat military occupations. Most women in the military during WWII were used to free up jobs in the US, to allow for more Men to go overseas to fight. The largest role of women during WWII was leaving the home to take over jobs for men as they went off to war, by doing so, they ran factories, made bombs, equipment and kept our country running while the boys were off at war. The above answer applies to the United States only. Soviet women werein actual "combat" in various capacities (pilots, snipers, etc.).
Combat positions. They could be a nurse, work in offices, and be a driver, but not fight. It is only recently women have been allowed to be fighter pilots.
No. Women serving in the US army are prevented from obtaining a combat arms Military Occupation Specialty (MOS). All US army Special Forces (Green Berets) MOSes are under the category of "combat arms" thus preventing females from trying out. However women are allowed to work in various support roles for Special Forces.
With the large amount of women in the modern army, women inevitably find themselves in combat situations. Women are not intentionally put into combat situations. Women are not allowed into the fire and maneuver branches of armor and infantry. These are the two army branches that go out looking to get into close combat with the enemy. Everyone else, and subsequently the women, avoid direct enemy contact.
Women have always had a place in the military since 1775. Women first started out as just nurses but in the 1970's it became common for women to fight alongside men.
Christian women somtimes went in to combat as soldiors, and took part in offensive combat
beacuse women have the potential
When Title 9 was passed giving money to women’s sports programs in colleges more advantages resulted. Women playing in men’s only sports hasn’t really happened yet in pro sports. There are only 8 women who are coaching or officials. It is the same for women who are now fighter pilots and in combat positions this was only opened to women in recent years.
In many countries, women were not allowed in combat. But there were cases of women fighting, generally because it was necessary for survival. There were women in the French Resistance. There were women fighting in the Russian Air Force.
the wrens- and those women who dug gardens for becoming self effecient- There were WAVES, WRENS, and in the US Army, but they were not in combat. They served in clerical, nursing and other service positions. The Soviet Union may have had female troops in combat, but I am not sure. And of course, in the French Resistance - just watch the old movies. They always had to have a heroine.