Bennet Statement on DOD Announcement that All Combat Positions will be Open to Women

Washington, DC - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement following Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's announcement that all combat positions will be open to women:

"The Pentagon's announcement is a welcome acknowledgment that women have earned the right to serve in any military role they are qualified to perform. It's encouraging the Pentagon has recognized both the contributions women in uniform have been making for years and their potential to make an even greater difference to our country's safety and security. Today's announcement will make both our military and nation stronger."

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