In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling ordering the Army to appoint female officers in command posts along with the Permanent Commission.
The opportunity for women to play a pivotal role in warfare has only recently begun in developed countries. In 2018, the UK has opened an opportunity for women to be deployed in specialized combat operations, especially in direct combat operations. Previously, there was a ban on the inclusion of female soldiers in the respective forces. Even in the US military until 2016, women were confined to general military duties. In 2016, the combat forces began giving them a chance. By 2019, the number of female officers in key positions in field-level combat forces has reached 2906. Women’s participation in combat squads in the US Air and Navy began in the early 1990s.
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the number one largest numerical force in the world. The number of female officers in the 14 million Chinese Army Ground Force is only about 53,000. That means not even 5 percent. Similarly, another neighbor of ours, the Pakistani Armed Forces, has only 3400 women. Canada made the decision in 1989, Denmark in 1988, and Israel in 1985 to provide women soldiers with military combat duties. In 1948, Israel began recruiting women into the military. Norway was the first NATO country to offer women of all levels of combat duty. According to statistics from the International Institute of Strategic Studies, women make up about 10 percent of the Russian Armed Forces.
“We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to establish a permanent commission for women army officers and to provide them with command posts,” Army Chief Naravan said. With the establishment of a Permanent Commission for Women, it is pushed towards gender equality. 100 women soldiers are being trained to serve in different levels of the Army. Ready to join the Permanent Commission? They are sending letters to the female authorities.