This study examines the historical background, the present situation and the future indicators of the role women will play in the Army. It addresses the series of events that have contributed to the expanded utilization of women. The thesis presents the situation faced by the Army today by reviewing the health, pregnancy, nontraditional role, fraternization and conscription problems. Research has revealed that the greatest inhibitor of the expanded use of women has been men. However, the volunteer Army has sped the utilization of women to a goal of 96,400 by FY 1985. Some problems continue to exist, but are steadily being addressed. The study concludes that women are now an integral part of the Army and must be so recognized.
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