Beyond the Headlines: Women in Combat

Cpl. Kristine Tejeda, 1st Cavalry Division

Photo by Pvt. Andrew Slovensky/U.S. Army


February 22, 2016


4:30 p.m. – Doors open
4:45 p.m. – Program


Mansions on Fifth
5105 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232


As of January 1, 2016, rules have been lifted that had previously restricted women from military occupations involving direct combat, special operations forces, and other positions that require physically demanding tasks. This change in policy potentially opens up more than 230,000 positions in the U.S. Armed Forces to women.

A recent RAND study describes lessons learned from the gender integration experiences of foreign militaries and of civilian police and fire departments. Join us to hear the study's principal investigator, Agnes Schaefer, talk about the benefits of this change and the keys to successful integration.

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Agnes Gereben Schaefer
Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

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