Podcast on Women in Combat

Posted on July 21, 2015
Since September 2001, more than 300,000 women have served in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two years ago, the Department of Defense rescinded previous bans on women in direct combat roles and began studying how to implement this change throughout the armed services. Listen to Brenda Farrell, a director in GAO’s Defense Capabilities and Management team, discussing her team’s recent review of the military’s progress in allowing U.S. servicewomen in direct combat roles. Missing media item.