University of Pittsburgh

David Frakt Available to Comment on Decision to Allow Military Women to Serve in Combat

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January 25, 2013

Pitt Law Visiting Professor David J. R. Frakt is available to comment on the announcement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey that military women will no longer be restricted from serving in combat roles.

“Along with the abolition of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, this step will provide full opportunity for all Americans to join the Armed Forces and for the Armed Forces to develop and utilize the skills and abilities of the all-volunteer force to the fullest extent,” said Frakt. “It also will recognize the reality that military women already have served in combat roles, and it will open up greater opportunities for women to advance their military careers.”

For more information, see the entire release here.

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