Dr. Anne I. Harrington is a Researcher at ETH Zürich. Since earning her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2010, she has held academic fellowships at Stanford University and the Middlebury Institute of International Relations at Monterey. In 2013-2014, she worked for the U.S. Congress as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. Her spouse is a colonel in Air Force Special Operations.
On Sept. 14, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told an audience in Cleveland that the Navy and Marines would open all ground combat specialties to qualified service members regardless of gender, including positions as Marine infantry officers and Navy SEALS. However, Mabus’ statement did not sit well with the former Marine commandant and newly appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joe Dunford. Dunford reportedly met with Mabus days later to request that infantry positions remain off limits to women.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.