The Future of Women in Combat Debate

Starting April 1, 2016, the military will begin allowing women to serve in direct combat jobs such as the infantry and special forces. The panel will discuss the pros and cons of this historic decision, how integration should be implemented, and the potential effects integration may have on combat effectiveness. On March 31 at 6:30pm, two panelists will be arguing for integration, and two against.

It is a free event. Visit New York City Bar to register.


Gordon Lubold, Pentagon Reporter for the Wall Street Journal


Arguing FOR integration:

  • Lt.Col. Kate Germano, USMC; former commander of female recruit training for the Marine Corps
  • Capt. Eliott Ackerman, USMC; former infantry and special forces commander in Iraq and Afghanistan; recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart

Arguing AGAINST integration:

  • Sgt. Jude Eden, USMC; deployed to Iraq in support of Marine infantry forces; served at military checkpoints outside Fallujah, Iraq
  • CDR Dan O’Shea, US Navy; former Platoon & Task Unit Commander of SEAL Team Three; Special Forces advisor to US Central Command
March 31, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
United States
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