What does an equal opportunity military really mean?
Women have been fighting for equal opportunity to be considered for combat roles in the military and have been slowly gaining ground. Recently three women have successfully completed Navy SEAL training. Certainly women are making great gains in the military.
But what will the consequences be for the rest of the female population in the US as a result of these gains?
This hasn’t been an issue with our all volunteer army, but the Selective Service System is currently enforced for men. It requires males between the ages of 18-25 to register for the draft for conscription in the military. This is a law, and failure to register is a felony.
Read what the military is thinking on the subject below:
As female soldiers are becoming more integrated into combat roles in the Army, Congress will eventually have to decide whether women will have to register for the draft, Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday.
Mr. McHugh argued that if “true and pure equality” is the goal in the U.S. military, then the possibility of women registering for the draft, is likely.”
“If your objective is true and pure equality then you have to look at all aspects” of the roles of women in the military, Mr. McHugh said on the first day of the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting in Washington, Military.com reported.