first published on October 30, 2015 by Will
The U.S. Army has officially opened over 19,700 field artillery jobs for female soldiers to include 13B cannon crewmember and 13D field artillery automated tactical data system specialist.
The forward observer 13F specialty will remain closed to women for the time being, and will most likely open up when armor and infantry specialities begin their acceptance of qualified women into those carrier fields.
Recently, the Army opened 20,000 combat engineer 12B and related additional skill identifiers positions to women as well. The Army’s intent was to open most duty positions to women by the end of 2015, but as of yet, infantry, armor, SF, and Ranger jobs remain closed.