Army Approves 22 Women to Become Infantry and Armor Officers

Matthew Cox | | April 15, 2016

The U.S. Army has approved requests from 22 women to attempt to become 2nd lieutenants in infantry and armor units.

Thirteen women  will enter into the armor branch and nine will enter into the infantry branch in the coming weeks as commissioning and commencement ceremonies occur across the country, according to an April 15 Army press release.

All 22 women must complete the training requirements and standards before fully qualifying as infantry and armor officers, the release maintains.

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