U.S. lawmakers might be partially responsible for the low numbers of women at elite military academies, a report shows.

 

West Point graduation

Several years ago SWAN partnered with the Yale Veterans Legal Clinic to examine the low percentages of women at the US military service academies. After many Freedom of Information Act requests and a law suit to obtain the data the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center published the findings in their report, Gatekeepers to Opportunity. SWAN CEO, Dr. Ellen Haring brings attention to the report in last week’s Politico article, “Why Are There So Few Women at West Point? Ask Congress“. The report’s findings will be briefed to Congress on December 2nd, in the Cannon House Office Building, room 122.