Lisa Jaster

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Then-U.S. Army 1st Lt. Kirsten Griest, center, and fellow soldiers participate in combatives training during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Ga., in April. (Spc. Nikayla Shodeen/U.S. Army/Reuters)

Last week, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter directed that all jobs in the U.S. military be opened to women. The announcement provoked strong reactions, but all sides concurred that we cannot let our standards fall or force quotas on our combat units. As an Army officer, a combat veteran and one of the first three women to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School, I strongly agree.

The critics worry about strength and stamina, often comparing infantry units to professional sports teams. But just as a successful football team needs a smart quarterback, fast receivers, strong linemen and talented special teams, our war fighters must dominate all aspects of the battle space.…  Seguir leyendo »