- Nov 8, 2010
Why must they have prior combat roles to be promoted? Why not change the promotion criteria?
What rank haven't they achieved due to not having served in a forward infantry unit or an armor battalion?
Is some female 3-star somehow being denied a higher rank because she has not been in combat?
I dont think they're saying that its unachievable for a women to reach any rank, but combat branches promote faster then noncombat branches almost across the board. Don't think you can argue with that. With women being restricted to noncombat roles, they lose out on the opportunity to be in the faster promoting roles within in the Army.