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Lory
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Captain Lory Manning, USN, (Ret.) served for more than 25 years in the U.S. Navy. She was a telecommunications specialist who commanded Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Diego Garcia, (in the remote British Indian Ocean Territory) with a mixed-gender crew of over 350 people. During her final tour of active duty, she served as Deputy to the Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Personal Readiness and Family Support where her varied responsibilities included oversight, development, and continuing evaluation of the Navy’s physical fitness standards Captain Manning serves as the director of the Women in the Military Project at the Women’s Research & Education Institute in Washington, DC.

Baloney! A Message to the Women in Combat Naysayers

Baloney! A Message to the Women in Combat Naysayers

By Lory Manning, USN (Ret.) at 10:37am
On January 24, 2013, we saw a great victory for U.S. servicewomen when the Department of Defense announced it was ending the ban on women serving in combat units and occupational specialties. As the Pentagon and the armed services begin implementing the change in policy, there are many issues that must be resolved, and we'll be keeping a close eye on the process. In an ongoing blog series, we will bring you voices of military experts, veterans, and other stakeholders who will discuss these issues and the need to fully integrate women in the armed forces.
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