November 15, 2016

Flournoy to Trump: Let women serve in combat roles

Featuring Michèle Flournoy

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Josh Rogin

During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump called the Obama administration’s move to open combat fighting roles to women in the military “politically correct” and said he might reverse the policy. On Monday, the woman who might have been Hillary Clinton’s defense secretary called on him to preserve options for women who serve in uniform.

“If we reverse direction, it will very likely have very profound impacts — certainly for morale, certainly for retention of women who are looking for opportunities … and it will probably also impact recruiting,” Michèle Flournoy, who served as undersecretary of defense for policy during President Obama’s first term, said Monday at an event at the Aspen Institute.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.


  • Michèle Flournoy

    Chair, CNAS Board of Directors, Co-founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

    Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), w...