U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Steve Cortez

As women are integrated into combat units previously unavailable to them, there’s been a lot of talk about and concern for how this change will deteriorate morale, unit cohesion, and esprit de corps in those units. I can't help but think that those making these arguments are merely equivocating, justifying a learned chauvinism, and mustering up the last argument they can think to make against a truth that we’ve known all along: Integration is the right answer.

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Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sperduto

“Where were you on 9/11?” is the “Where were you when…” question of our generation. For my grandparents and parents it was “Where were you when JFK was shot,” and “when we walked on the moon” and “when the Berlin wall fell.”

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Photo courtesy of The Deep Center

Some of the best opportunities for a fulfilling post-military career are in a field you’ve probably never considered.

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U.S. Army photo

I’ve definitely been called worse, but being called an “Army wife” makes me cringe.

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