- Posted January 25, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Women in combat: Your take
My History With Women in Uniform
Later in my career in support of Operation Desert Storm and Provide Comfort, I again worked with women in various capacities. On several occasions we were tasked to perform duties which places us in harm's way and again these women stood toe to toe with male counterparts. As many in our career field transitioned to support roles during Operation Provide Comfort, that professionalism continued by the women I was fortunate to work with.
I believe "announcing" women will be working in combat roles is not news...they have been stepping up to the challenges, performing their duties in combat situations and demonstrating a professional military image for a long time.