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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2012 file photo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno speaks at the Pentagon. Only a small fraction of Army women say they’d like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do, say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service’s nearly 170,000 women. The issue is going to be the propensity of women who want to do some of these things,” Odierno said in an interview with The AP. “I don’t think it’s going to be as great as people think.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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