Members of Congress nominate women to the military service academies at dramatically different rates, according to a new report that the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School drafted on behalf of CVLC. Using nearly twenty-five years of nominations data obtained from the admissions offices at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), the report ranks members of the current Congress based on the percentage of women they have nominated to these prestigious, taxpayer-funded institutions since taking office. The rankings, which include each member of the 116th Congress who has nominated more than ten total candidates, reveal nomination rates that range from 3% women to 55% women.
Read the report.