This handbook provides a straightforward account of how women have served in combat roles and explains the ongoing controversy surrounding efforts to legalize combat assignments for female service members.
• Offers insights obtained from exclusive interviews with distinguished long-time female military officers, international scholars, and religious leaders
• Contains relevant materials such as the 1988 Risk Rule, Soldier's Creed, Department of Defense ground combat policy, and USC 6015
• Includes biographical information on more than 25 women who have served or are serving in combat positions, as well as advocates and opponents of combat roles for women
• Presents a chronology of significant events related to women in the military from 1775 to 2010
• Contains a bibliography of important materials to assist readers in further study of this controversial subject
• Provides a glossary defining key military acronyms and terms