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The Army just approved 22 women for ground combat jobs

The U.S. Army approved 22 women for combat roles as infantry and armor officers Friday, USA Today reports. The Pentagon had ordered all jobs to be open to women as of 2016.

The women will be commissioned as second lieutenants, should they complete specialty schools and meet the physical requirements.

The Marine Corps estimated that 200 women per year would likely join the ground combat positions newly opened to them.