Combat Exclusion Policy

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The ground combat exclusion policy of the United States Army dates back to 1948 when The Women's Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 excluded women from combat positions. <Combat Exclusion: An Equal Protection Analysis, Captain Stephanie Stephens, DTIC>

On April 28, 1993, combat exclusion was lifted from aviation positions by Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, permitting women to serve in almost any aviation capacity.

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  2. ^ Panel Says Rescind Policy on Women in Combat
  3. ^ US military to ease curbs on women in combat roles
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