Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress
December 23, 2015
CRS report defines diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity and what it means for DoD. Provides information on how diversity has evolved overtime and addresses congressional issues including but not limited to: diversity goals, management, and leadership.
Women in Combat: Issues for Congress
December 3, 2015
CRS report discusses key issues for congress ranging from “gender-neutral” standards to selective service. Also provides background information on the history of women in the armed forces and past commissions.
Women and the Selective Service
December 15, 2015
Outlines a brief history of the Selective Service. Addresses the challenges for the current selective service law and the options Congress has moving forward with this issue.
She Is Ready Act
April 30, 2014
Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California introduced the following bill to expedite and oversee the implementation of the women in service implementation plan.
Congressional Notifications sent by the Department of Defense notifying the US Congress of its intention to open new positions to women
- Report to Congress on the Review of Laws, Policies and Regulations Restricting the Service of Female Members in the U.S. Armed Forces published February 2012 by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness.
- President Obama's statement in support of women in combat.
- Women in Combat: Issues for Congress a CRS Report for Congress by David F. Burrelli, Specialist in Military Manpower Policy, Congressional Research Service. Published May, 9th 2013 this is one of the most recent reports on the current status of Women in Combat in the US. The report briefly traces the history of women in the military and in combat in the US, with a focus on the impact of legislation. The report also looks at issues of Gender-Neutral Standards, Submarines, Selective Service, and Pregnancy.
Gender Integration in Basic Training: The Services Are Using a Variety of Approaches testimony of Mark E. Gebicke, Director, Military Operations and Capabilities Issues, National Security and International Affairs Division, before the Subcommittee on Personnel, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, June 1997.