Marines Issue Survey On Womens' Role

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, February 1, 2013

A Marine Corps survey shows 17 percent of male Marine respondents say they would likely leave the Corps if women move into combat positions.

The survey says that number jumps to 22 percent if women are assigned involuntarily to those jobs.

Results of the survey of 53,000 Marines were released to The Associated Press on Friday.

The survey was conducted last summer and the results were given to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta before he opened thousands of combat jobs to female service members last week.

About 4 percent of female Marines surveyed said they would consider leaving if the ban was lifted.

About 31 percent of female respondents said they would be interested in moving into a combat position.


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