The push aligns with a priority Commandant Gen. David Berger set in February to get more women leading grunt units.
As the first woman to hold her job, Wolfe knows there's an additional expectation to perform with superiority and excellence.
Since the DoD opened combat career fields to women, few female airmen have qualified for Air Force special warfare training.
Macander said her role and history-making command came with its own set of challenges.
The soldier finished the three-week evaluation known as Robin Sage this week, but she is still in the final counseling phase.
Women were first able to serve as permanent, regular members of the services in 1948.
The Army announced that female soldiers will be integrated into all of its infantry and armor BCTs by the end of the year.
The Army in particular struggles to retain female service members, the GAO report found.
A commission to assess military and national service is calling for women to be included in selective service registration.
The National Guard soldier is close to completing the qualification course to become a Special Forces engineer sergeant.
The survey focuses on their experiences with military health care and preferences for family planning and contraception.
Sara Faulkner had the "it" factor as the first woman to graduate from the Coast Guard's helicopter rescue swimmer school.
Both decorated former U.S. service members, they were found guilty of conspiracy, trafficking in illegal arms and terrorism.
Discrimination, conscious or not, often starts during maternity leave.
The remains will be transported to Dover Air Force Base for preparation for burial.