A Marine Changes His Mind On Women In Combat
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has until the end of the year to make a decision on combat positions that will be open to women. The Marines asked Carter for a waiver to keep some of its combat jobs closed. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with a Marine Corps veteran who felt the women he served with in Iraq were a liability. But once Sebastian Bae came home and met other female veterans, he changed his mind. He now supports women in combat.
- Sebastian Bae: I thought women didn’t belong in infantry, but I was wrong.
- Related: Female Army Vet Says Combat Positions Should Be Open To Women
- Sebastian Bae, served six years in the Marine Corps infantry, leaving as a Sergeant. He holds the Marine co-chair on Best Defense’s Council of Former Enlisted. He tweets @SebastianBae.
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