Army Staff Sgt. Jessica Smiley and Sgt. Danielle Farber are the first two National Guard soldiers to earn the Ranger Tab.
Women in Combat
The Navy marked a first earlier this year when a woman completed Navy SEAL officer assessment and selection
Two more women are attempting to enter the Air Force's combat controller and pararescue battlefield airman career fields.
The former defense secretary said more leadership guidance is necessary for the change to be implemented.
First Lt. Chelsey Hibsch became the first female airman to earn the coveted Ranger tab on Aug. 30.
The first enlisted woman to attempt the Air Force's special operations weather career field has not been selected to proceed.
The Navy announced that female sailors who want to move into the community can now apply to do so year-round.
Lance Cpl. Autumn Taniguchi finished the three-week course that prepares leathernecks to lead troops in urban environments.
Speakers at a hearing were divided between supporters of the current system and those who want it abolished altogether.
Pentagon officials and national security experts presented a case Wednesday to reform the Selective Service System.