On December 1st, National Security Council spokesman Ned Price expressed President Obama’s support for requiring women to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, as their male counterparts must. “As old barriers for military service are being removed, the administration supports—as a logical next step — women registering for the Selective Service,” Price stated. Given President Obama’s brief time left in office, this statement may be purely symbolic.
Lieutenant Adam Aliano is a third year law student attending Harvard Law School through the Navy’s Funded Legal Education Program. A 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he served onboard the USS PREBLE (DDG-88) for five years—deploying in support of the Global War on Terror, anti-piracy operations, and humanitarian aid efforts during Operation Tomadachi.
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