Marine Official Wants To Restrict Combat Jobs For Women
The head of the Marines, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., has reportedly recommended women not be able to compete for certain combat jobs.By Samantha Crook | September 18, 2015
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. recommended women shouldn't be able to compete for certain combat jobs, according to the Associated Press. Specific details about the reported recommendation are still unknown. (Video via U.S. Senate)
The discussion over whether women should be allowed to serve in front-line combat jobs has been ongoing. The report comes as other branches of the military — like the Army and Navy — have opened up to the idea of women in combat. (Video via NBC)
The Secretary of the Navy spoke out against denying women the opportunity to compete for combat positions after a Marine Corps study suggested all-male squads performed better than mixed-gender squads.