Senior Leader Message: Women's Equality Day

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

Ninety-five years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, signaling a momentous commitment to equal rights for all Americans. As we acknowledge women's struggles and celebrate their right to vote, we also recognize women in the Army for their tremendous contributions and relentless spirit in helping to keep this nation free.

As the Army transitions into the future, we will ensure that men and women are given the opportunity to maximize their potential and are positioned for success. Women veterans, past and present, have proven the depth of their patriotism and bravery. Their exemplary dedication will be a touchstone as the Army affords greater opportunities for women to serve.

In celebrating Women's Equality Day, the Army recognizes not only the significance of women's contributions but also the value of diversity and an inclusive environment. As we honor the women and their Army service , we encourage our entire Army Family to celebrate their leadership and courage. Like all Soldiers, they are the Strength of the Nation.

-- Taken from the Army senior leaders tri-signed letter: Celebrating Women's Equality Day

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Each of our Soldiers makes tremendous contributions to our Army and the nation's defense, regardless of gender or ethnicity. This is about increasing opportunities for all. If the Soldier possesses the necessary qualifications, they will be given the opportunity to perform that job. This will only make our Army stronger.

- Brig. Gen. William A. Turner, chief of field artillery and commandant of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School on Fort Sill, Okla.

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