H.R. 5792 (112th): Gender Equality Combat Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of May 16, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5792

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 16, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To require a report on implementation of a termination of the ground combat exclusion policy for female members of the Armed Forces.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gender Equality Combat Act.

2.

Report on implementation of termination of ground combat exclusion policy for female members of the Armed Forces

(a)

Report

Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives a report on the implementation of a termination of the ground combat exclusion policy for female members of the Armed Forces.

(b)

Elements

The report required by subsection (a) shall set forth the following:

(1)

A proposed effective date for the termination of the ground combat exclusion policy for female members of the Armed Forces.

(2)

A schedule for implementation of the termination of the ground combat exclusion policy by the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces.

(3)

An identification of the funds to be required for the termination of the ground combat exclusion policy.

(4)

An assessment of the impacts of the termination of the ground combat exclusion policy—

(A)

on military readiness, effectiveness, and unit cohesion; and

(B)

for policies, guidance, and training (including policies, guidance, and training relating to personnel management, leadership, facilities, investigations, and benefits).

(5)

An identification of mechanisms to address any impacts identified pursuant to paragraph (4).

(6)

An identification of mechanisms to provide monitoring of workforce climate and military effectiveness necessary to achieve effective implementation of the termination of the ground combat exclusion policy.

(7)

An identification of the laws affected by the termination of the ground combat exclusion policy, and an assessment of such affects.

(8)

A proposal for such legislative action as the Secretary considers appropriate for implementation of the termination of the ground combat exclusion policy.

(c)

Ground combat exclusion policy defined

In this section, the term ground combat exclusion policy has the meaning given that term in section 652(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code.