AUSTIN, Texas — Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., has asked Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to review a “gender-neutral” policy of issuing all West Point cadets unisex Army Combat Uniforms because it then forces women entering the academy to purchase better-fitting uniforms designed for female bodies.

“While on its face, the uniform policy may appear to be a gender-neutral policy, it does not appear to be so in effect. As the academy celebrates 40 years since its first female cadets graduated, it is past time to ensure that female cadets have equal access to uniforms that fit,” Hassan wrote in a letter sent Monday to McCarthy. “The disproportional impact of this policy on female cadets may unintentionally send a message to female cadets that they are second-class citizens.” Read More