What Are Female Soldiers Doing in Military?
These days, female soldiers are a rarity in the US Army. Women served in ground combat units in World War II and Korea. But as the Korean War ended, and with the repeal of the draft, the United States Army removed female soldiers from all ground combat units.
Today, the only women who serve in ground combat units are those serving in Special Forces, Navy SEALs, and Air Force Special Tactics. The only way a woman can be assigned to a ground combat unit is if her unit does not already have enough women, or if she is not a member of an infantry unit.
Some women serve in airborne units like the Russian female snipers, or the Chinese JTF officers. They may also serve in remote reconnaissance, or low-level ground attack combat.
There are many women in the military today who have achieved great success in combat, despite being in a different combat unit. While there is not a universal consensus about women serving in all combat positions, the general consensus among the military professionals is that women should never be sent into the front lines. For some women, that is not even an option.
If you have an opinion about female soldiers, do not be afraid to voice it. Your opinion does not have to change the military’s policy. Many men and women in the military are fighting for freedom, and the world as we know it, so let them continue to fight for us.
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