Tag: U.S. Army

Army Names First Woman to Lead Largest Command

History was made when Laura J. Richardson was named the first female to lead the largest command in the U.S. Army. In this role. she will oversee 750,000 active army and reserve soldiers along with 96,000 civilians. Richardson will spearhead the largest provider of expeditionary, regionally engaged, campaign-capable land forces…

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Top Military Leader

The U.S. Senate late Tuesday unanimously confirmed Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army, making him the highest-ranking openly gay official at the Pentagon and the first openly gay man to lead a branch of the U.S. military. Fanning, 47, was nominated by President Barack Obama in September, and his…

U.S. Military to Allow Women to Serve in All Combat Roles

The U.S. military last week announced it is opening all combat positions to women, a move that allows women to apply to approximately 220,000 jobs previously limited to men. The roles, which include positions in infantry, armor, reconnaissance and special operations units, will be available to women who qualify and…

Military Faces New Sexual-Abuse Investigation

By Dara Sharif This time, it’s the Army. A sergeant working as a sexual-assault prevention coordinator at Fort Hood, Texas, is being investigated on charges of abusive sexual contact and running a prostitution ring, authorities say. The sergeant’s name is not being released because he has yet to be formally…