Military
9:12 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Army Opens Jobs in Combat Battalions to Women

Fort Campbell's 4th Brigade Combat Team will be among the first nine brigades in the US Army selected to test new jobs for women in combat units this week.  The move is part of a policy change and pilot program announced earlier this year to more accurately reflect how women have been serving alongside infantry units on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Female officers and non-commissioned officers will serve in positions below the brigade level.  4th Brigade Combat Team  commander, Colonel Val Keaveny says its become common over the last decade to have women temporarily attached to the combat units.  He says this has provided a greater pool of talent.