Is Army’s Command and General Staff College Barring Pregnant Officers?July 12, 2018 | :
by MAJ. JENNY GUNDERSON, U.S ARMY, AND MAJ. JAMIE SCHWANDT, USAR
Last year, several pregnant officers were informed upon arrival to CGSC that due to their physical state they would not be allowed to attend.
School leadership informed one of us, Maj. Jenny Gunderson, that she could not start the course and would have to disenroll—but, they added if she were to come back next week and not be pregnant, they would reconsider. She asked if they were insinuating she should get an abortion, to which she received no response. Maj. Maryorie Hegard was informed she wasn’t allowed to start school in her condition; Maj. Jamie Spayde was informed she had to defer and was required to sign a statement of deferral.