Brown Statement Applauding U.S. Military's Decision to Open All Combat Positions to Women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Defense will open all U.S. military positions to women applicants, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement:

“Hundreds of thousands of women proudly and bravely serve in the United States military and our nation is grateful for their sacrifice,” Brown said. “This decision recognizes the strength of all of our servicemembers and will expand leadership opportunities for the many qualified women of our armed forces.”