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US Army Approves First Female Officers for Ground Combat

The U.S. Army has approved the first female officers for ground combat missions, following new rules that open all military combat positions to women. The 22 women have almost finished their officer training and must complete training in specialty schools to enter either the armor branch or infantry branch. Previously, women had been barred from joining frontline combat roles in the U.S. military, including the infantry. An Army statement Friday said the women must complete the...

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