From The Young Cons:
The newly crowned Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, was asked about the Pentagon’s move to allow women in all military combat roles. Her answer is garnering praise and criticism. Watch and comment your thoughts below.
— Sara Vallone (@SaraOVallone) June 6, 2016
“As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate into every branch of the military,” she said, to huge applause.
“We are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I’m powerful, I am dedicated and it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States.”
As Business Insider reports, “Barber, 26, works for the Department of Commerce and is a Captain in the Army and commander of the 988th Quartermaster Detachment at Fort Meade in Maryland. She’s from the DC area.”