Menendez Applauds Decision to Open Military Combat Jobs to Women

Menendez Applauds Decision to Open Military Combat Jobs to Women


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez today applauded the decision by Defense Secretary Ash Carter to open all military combat jobs to women for the first time.

“Today’s decision by Secretary Carter is an important step towards equality for the women who bravely serve in our nation’s armed forces,” said Sen. Menendez. “As our military’s recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated, women are already serving with distinction in situations that are considered combat-related and they deserve full access to the career and service opportunities already offered to their male counterparts. All Americans deserve opportunities based on their own abilities, not their gender, and today’s decision reaffirms this important principle.”

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