General to make History as US Army’s 1st Female Infantry Division Commander

Brigadier General Laura Yeager, the first female to command a US Army Infantry division. Read More

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First Female Soldier to Pass the US Army’s Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS) Course

In November 2018, a female soldier successfully completed the US Army’s initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course (Myers, 2018). Several women have attempted the 24-day programme, which is part of the Special Forces selection and training pipeline, since then, but none have made it to the next round. The female soldier will eventually… Read More

All British Armed Forces Roles are now Open to Women

On 25 October 2018, It was announced by the Defence Secretary that all roles in the British Armed Forces are now open to women. From Thursday 25 October 2018, women: Already serving in the British Army can apply to transfer into the Infantry. Civilians will be able to apply from 21 December 2018. Basic training… Read More

Discussing Gender Progress in the Canadian Armed Forces

Research Paper Title Soldiering in the Canadian Forces: How and Why Gender Counts! Abstract Women have advanced in Canada since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1970. This Commission made 167 recommendations to redress documented inequalities and inequities. Six pertained directly to the full integration of women in the Canadian Forces (CF). In 1989,… Read More

Gender & the Australian Army: Preparing for the Future & Military Capability

Report Paper Title Teaming: An Introduction to Gender Studies, Unshackling Human Talent and Optimising Military Capability for the coming Era of Equality: 2020 to 2050. Abstract Gender has been a high-profile issue within the Army over the last five years. In response to Pathways to Change (PtC), Army has introduced significant changes in a short period.… Read More

Perspectives & Experiences of Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

Report Title Women and Leadership in the Canadian Forces: Perspectives and Experience. Abstract This volume, through its exclusive focus on the experiences of women, addresses an important aspect of the current and future leadership of the Canadian Forces. The experience of women in the Canadian Forces is in many ways the same as that of their male peers;… Read More

Where is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat in the USMC?

Research Paper Title U.S. Marine Corps Research Findings: Where is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat? Abstract This is an Interim Special Report on the multi-phased research effort, initiated by Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos to gather quantitative data identifying the physical strength requirements of combat arms units. The goal is to find ways… Read More