When it comes to securing and protecting the United States, women are thriving in leadership positions throughout the Army. From coordinating health services and readiness for commands to providing the necessary tools to mobilize and sustain military personnel, here are a few black women who are blazing trails for other women while also making history.
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Specialist. Jessica Jones
On July 16, 2013, Jones made history as one of the first women to attend the U.S. Army Ordnance School’s Artillery Mechanic (91P). Historically, the 15-week military occupational specialty has been restricted to male students. According to army.mil, Jones and Spc. Angelika Jansen are the first females to hold the military occupational specialty. The course is one of six the Army opened to women as part of an effort to loosen the combat exclusion provisions under the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule.
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