While women have been facing combat since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began over a decade ago, they were never officially in combat.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
The Pentagon made a great leap forward with women's rights when they announced this week that women in the military will now be able to officially serve in combat roles, company officials for MilitaryRecords.us.org said yesterday.
“This is a great day for our country,” said company spokesman Josh Fraser. “Women have always unofficially had combat roles, and now they can finally be recognized when they put their lives on the line.”
While women have been facing combat since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began over a decade ago, they were never officially in combat. This meant that they could not get combat-based promotions, combat-based pay or medals fort combat.
“If an enemy shoots at you and you shoot back, you are in combat,” Fraser said. “That's true if you are a man or a woman. Why should a woman not have the same right to rewards for combat situations when they are taking the same risks in combat as their male counterparts?”
Fraser said that concerns that military discipline will be affected by the decision have no basis in fact or precedent.
“When you are in a foxhole and someone saves your life, you don't care what gender they are,” Fraser said. “All you care about is that they are a good soldier who performs their duty to the best of their ability.”
MilitaryRecords.us.org said they will be happy to update their military records database to reflect the reality.
“The first time we can report that a female service member received the Bronze Star for combat-related activity will be a great day for our country,” Fraser said. “We are glad the military has moved into the 21st century.”
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