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Services deliver plans to integrate women across military

The military services have submitted their implementation plans for integrating women into all military positions, the Defense Department said Jan. 5.

The military services have submitted their implementation plans for integrating women into all military positions, the Defense Department said Jan. 5.

DOD Press Secretary Peter Cook said the plans were delivered to the office of the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The plans follow Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s December announcement that all positions in the military will be open to women, with no exceptions.

U.S. Special Operations Command was granted a short extension for providing a plan to give it more time to collaborate with the services to properly integrate women into special operations specialties and units.

Cook said the services and SOCOM will begin to implement their approved plans as soon as practicable, but no later than April 1.

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva are chairing a group that will work with the services to oversee short-term implementation of the decision. The group was slated to meet last week.

See more at: http://www.defense.gov/News-Article-View/Article/639984/services-submit-plans-on-integrating-women-into-all-military-jobs?source=GovDelivery

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