What’s at Stake Today

The Secretary of Defense made history by announcing the end of government-sanctioned sex discrimination in military assignments. As we have urged for years, all military positions are to be open to women in 2016, no exceptions. These jobs should be open in reality, not just on paper.

What Is NWLC Doing?

We advocate that military women should be full partners with their male counterparts in our nation’s defense. This means the military should ensure that it has validated, gender-neutral standards for all jobs, and both women and men should compete for them.

If we want the best military in the world ― and we do ― the military should ensure there are no barriers to the service of women and fully utilize the talents and potential of 100 percent of the population.