November 11, 2014
On Oct. 17, 2014, the McGeorge Military Law Society hosted a one-day symposium entitled "Women and the Modern Military." The event featured two expert panels who explored important topics related to gender roles in the United States military.
The first panel focused on the continued integration of women into combat-arms roles. Issues discussed included the realities of combat and training, cultural issues, and lessons learned from the paramilitary and law enforcement world. The moderator was Colonel (Ret.) Tim Naccarato, ’77.
The panelists were Philip Williams, ’13, Former Army Ranger Captain, Iraq Veteran, Deputy General Counsel Westlands Water District; Sandra Matthews, Retired Air Force Colonel and practicing attorney; Monica Miller, Army Veteran, CIA veteran and current Special Agent In Charge at the Sacramento FBI; and Ahnna Reicks, former police patrol officer and current McGeorge student.
The second panel explored the ongoing sexual assault crisis in the military. Issues discussed included background, insight into the military justice system, proposed changes, and corollary lessons learned from the University world. Distinguished Professor John Sims moderated the panel.
The panelists were Pam Dominisse, Army JAG Veteran and Sacramento County Public Defender; the Honorable Jaime R. Roman, Army JAG Veteran, former prosecutor and former Associate Attorney General and current Judge at Sacramento Superior Court; and Lynn King, Army Veteran and Associate Vice-President, Student Life at University of the Pacific.