General: Army's training of men, women held up as example

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Posted: Jun 24, 2016 6:24 AM

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — The Army general in charge of Fort Jackson in South Carolina says the post is a model for other military organizations trying to expand training for women entering combat-related jobs.

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier (Klew-TEE-Ay) says he's sorry he has to leave Fort Jackson, but must move on to the organization that oversees Army operations in Africa.

Cloutier on Friday hands Fort Jackson over to Brig. Gen. John P. Johnson, who has been the director of training for the Army's deputy chief of staff.

Cloutier says Fort Jackson has made great strides during his one-year tenure. He says other military organizations have come to visit the Army's largest training installation because they want to learn how the service has integrated men and women during basic training for more than 30 years.

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