Over the years, in particular during the last seven years of Obama Administration, armed forces was gradually opened up for women. However, approximately 10 percent of positions in the military currently remain closed to women, including infantry, armor, reconnaissance, and some special operations

"They'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars, and lead infantry soldiers into combat. They'll be able to serve as Army rangers and green berets, Navy SEALS, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force para jumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men," Carter said.

No exceptions was the recommendation of the Secretary of the Army, the secretary of the Air Force, and the secretary of the Navy, as well as the chief of staff of the Army, chief of staff of the Air Force, chief of Naval operations, and the commander of US Special Operations Command.

Carter said he has now directed seven guidelines to be used to steer this implementation.

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