Navy to Open Currently Closed Positions to Women by 2016


THE NAVY IS MOVING FORWARD TO OPEN ALL POSITIONS
PREVIOUSLY CLOSED TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF WOMEN. REAR ADMIRAL ANTHONY KURTA SPOKE AT A WOMEN
IN SERVICE REVIEW JUNE 18TH AND REAFFIRMED THE NAVY’S COMMITMENT TO INTEGRATE WOMEN INTO
RESTRICTED RATES AND POSITIONS. “WHILE 88 PERCENT OF ALL OF OUR BILLETS ARE
OPEN TO WOMEN, WE ARE COMMITTED TO DO MORE. THE NAVY WILL HAVE NO CLOSED OCCUPATIONS,
A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF CLOSED POSITIONS AND EQUAL PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR FEMALES
IN EVERY OFFICER DESIGNATOR AND EVERY ENLISTED RATING BY 2016.” CURRENTLY ABOUT 19,000 POSITIONS ARE RESTRICTED
TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF WOMEN ON SURFACE SHIPS AND SUBMARINES. THE NAVY WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES
FOR ENLISTED WOMEN TO SERVE ON FRIGATES, MINE COUNTERMEASURES SHIPS, AND OTHER RESTRICTED
PLATFORMS NO LATER THAN JUNE 2014. FROM THE DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY, I’M PETTY
OFFICER AMARA TIMBERLAKE.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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