Women in the Army

Links

Resources

Army Directive 2012-11 (Exception to the DGCAR, 7MAY12)

Army Directive 2012-16 (Changes to Army Policy for the Assignment of Female Soldiers, 27JUN12)

Generations of Women Moving Forward
http://www.army.mil/women

Army Regulation 600-13, Army Policy for the Assignment of Female Soldiers
http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r600_13.pdf

Women in Service Review - Report to Congress on the Review of Laws, Policies and Regulations Restricting the Service of Female Members in the U.S. Armed Forces (February 2012)
http://www.defense.gov/news/WISR_Report_to_Congress.pdf

United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (Dec 2011)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/email-files/US_National_Action_Plan_on_Women_Peace_and_Security.pdf

Army Public Affairs Portal - Additional Resources for Army Personnel (Requires CAC Login)
http://www.army.mil/create/content/core.html

Media Coverage

The following is a sampling of media coverage relating to Women in the Army over the past 12-months:

Army task force: Female troops need better health care (18 June 2012)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-06-06/female-soldiers-need-better-health-care/55626156/1

Army may send women to elite Ranger school: top Army chief (16 May 2012)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-usa-women-rangers-idUSBRE84G00820120517

Women in combat: Army to open 14K jobs, 6 MOSs (2 May 2012)
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/05/army-to-open-14000-jobs-6-mos-women-in-combat-050212/

Army will open previously closed jobs, units to women (27 April 2012)
http://www.army.mil/article/78842/

Despite early cultural mistakes, female soldiers from JBLM find ways to relate to Afghan women (24 April 2012)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/04/24/2119554/despite-early-cultural-mistakes.html

Female soldier thrives at 7th Special Forces (12 April 2012)
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/forces-48612-passionate-photographer.html

Command Sgt. Maj. Lourdes Berrios-Powell to become top noncommissioned officer of combat brigade (30 March 2012)
http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/03/29/1165195?sac=fo.local

Troops come out fighting to bolster their skills and battle skepticism about females on the front lines (4 March 2012)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/sc-dc-adv-women-cage-fights-20120304-112,0,3098476.story

Military women hail progress, seek more at leadership symposium (2 March 12)
http://www.stripes.com/news/military-women-hail-progress-seek-more-at-leadership-symposium-1.170653

Why Can't Women Serve at the Front?
The Pentagon is opening up thousands of jobs to women, but hundreds of thousands more remain closed to females. What's holding them back?
http://news.discovery.com/human/women-military-front-120213.html

DoD to open 14,000 Army jobs to women (18 February 2012)
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/02/army-dod-to-open-14000-army-jobs-women-021812w/

New Soldiering roles for women ensure best use of talent (10 February 2012)
http://www.army.mil/article/73611/