A commission to assess military and national service is calling for women to be included in selective service registration.
Women in Combat
The National Guard soldier is close to completing the qualification course to become a Special Forces engineer sergeant.
Army Staff Sgt. Jessica Smiley and Sgt. Danielle Farber are the first two National Guard soldiers to earn the Ranger Tab.
The Navy marked a first earlier this year when a woman completed Navy SEAL officer assessment and selection
Two more women are attempting to enter the Air Force's combat controller and pararescue battlefield airman career fields.
The former defense secretary said more leadership guidance is necessary for the change to be implemented.
First Lt. Chelsey Hibsch became the first female airman to earn the coveted Ranger tab on Aug. 30.
The first enlisted woman to attempt the Air Force's special operations weather career field has not been selected to proceed.
The Navy announced that female sailors who want to move into the community can now apply to do so year-round.