West Point Works to Boost Female Cadet Numbers

Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 01:26 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Fewer than one in five cadets at West Point Military Academy is a woman, and the new superintendent wants to change that.

With the Pentagon lifting restrictions for women in combat jobs, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr. has set a goal of boosting the number of women above 20 percent for the new class reporting this summer.

Women have been a presence at the nation's military academies since 1976. But they remain in the minority, just as they do in the broader military.

Caslen became superintendent last year. He says an increased number of female cadets at the storied academy will do more than serve the Army when thousands of combat positions are slated to open to both sexes by 2016. He says it will help integrate women at the academy.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Paul, Sharpton Consider Criminal Justice Reform Over Breakfast

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 21:09 PM

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul had breakfast with the Rev. Al Sharpton in the Senate Dining Room on Thursday for what Sharpton  . . .

John McCain Compares ISIS Battle to Vietnam

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 20:50 PM

Sen. John McCain, a Vietnam veteran and prisoner of war in the notorious "Hanoi Hilton," says he sees similarities in th . . .

Supreme Court Allows Gay Marriage to Proceed in South Carolina

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 20:06 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage i . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved