How long have women been in the military?

Answer In 1942 Congress created the Women's Army Corps, which allowed women to serve in the military. According to the Center for Defense Information, as of 1995, there were roughly 32,000 women serving i... Read More »

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What is the number of women in the military?

There were 208,829 women serving in active duty in the military as of September 2009, according to the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. Women comprise 14.3 percent of... Read More »

Can women fight in the military?

Women can and do fight in the U.S. Military. Currently, women are engaged in active combat in Iraq, fighting alongside military men. Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa was the first women killed in combat in I... Read More »

How did women get into the military in 1975?

As of January 2011, it is Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Which branch of the military has the most women?

First it's the Air Force, Navy, Army, then Marines. Women do a lot more than the public thinks.