The Washington Examiner quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow for Military Affairs and National Security Policy Dave Barno on women serving in combat and military leadership roles:

Retired Army Lt. Gen. David Barno said he asked a woman to be his senior enlisted adviser while he commanded forces in Afghanistan because he knew she was talented and would bring a different perspective.


Barno said opening these combat positions to women is “the last final barrier to fall” to having more women reach senior ranks, noting that about 90 percent of top military leaders come from combat arms specialties.

“It will allow women to move into parts of the military that have traditionally produced senior leaders,” he said.

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