Female Soldiers Welcome Decision to Allow Women in Combat
(KCEN) -- Women serving the in the military in Afghanistan are reacting to the Pentagon's decision to allow them in combat roles.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on Thursday declaring it would strengthen both the military and the United States.
Women at the military airport in Kabul who spoke to journalists today welcomed the decision.
According to one female soldier, "Personally it will not affect me, military police officers, females have already been on the front-lines, dog handlers are out there right now as females, but I think it will open up doors for younger troops, females who want to do different MOS' but nothing will affect me."
Another female soldier says, "Professionally today and in the future I think the new policy change will affect me personally. By trade I'm a chemical operation specialist, however I do think that it will open more job opportunities for females in the future."