From Military Times: Less than 8 percent of Army women who responded to the survey said they wanted a combat job. Of those, an overwhelming number said they’d like to be a Night Stalker — a member of the elite special operations helicopter crews who perhaps are best known for flying the Navy SEALS into Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011.
From MilitaryTimes.com: Capt. Emily Hannenberg, of the 554th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, graduated from the Sapper Leader Course in 2008. The 2007 West Point graduate said if given the chance, she would welcome the opportunity to attend Ranger School — but only if the standards remain the same for men and women.
One of the major differences between men and women is the shape of their bodies. Women tend to have smaller torsos and are far more curvy. This can prove to be a problem when it comes to issuing women bullet proof vests made to fit men. The armed forces are now looking into to unisex and/or female specific options to outfit our troops. Air Force/Army Body Armor