Below please find a statement from No Exceptions regarding Secretary Carter's December 3, 2016 announcement:

"Victory. Today Secretary Carter made a historical decision to ensure our military would allow the most qualified person to serve our country, regardless of gender. Commanders in the field in the most dangerous parts of the world will be unhindered and free to use the best talent available.
 
Thank you to Secretary Carter, Secretary Panetta, General Dempsey, and all of the Service Secretaries. Through this decision, you recognize and honor the service the many women who have served from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you to all of our No Exceptions supporters who carried the message to newspapers, Capitol Hill, and around the globe. Our military will now have the best person serving in every role–No Exceptions."