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Navy’s Plan for Placing Women in Restricted Jobs

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From the May, 2 2013 Navy Women in Service Implementation Plan:

Navy is fully committed to equal professional opportunities for all uniformed personnel. Currently, over 88 percent of all Navy billets are open to females. This is the result of Navy’s deliberate and steady review and expansion of opportunities at sea for females that began with the first assignment of females onboard ships in 1994. We fully intend to continue our expansion of opportunity in a thoughtful and deliberate manner; our goal is to continue to ensure all Navy men and women have the opportunity to succeed and are set up for success with viable career paths while preserving our warfighting capability.
To review, the following positions are presently closed:
– Female enlisted on FFGs (costs of appropriate berthing and privacy
arrangements are prohibitive)
– Female enlisted on PCs (costs of appropriate berthing and privacy arrangements
are prohibitive)
– Female enlisted on MCMs (costs of appropriate berthing and privacy
arrangements are prohibitive)
– Female enlisted in Coastal Riverine Force small craft (unit below brigade level,
primary mission to engage in direct ground combat)
– Female enlisted assigned to USMC Ground Combat Element below battalion
level (unit below brigade level, primary mission to engage in direct ground combat)
– Female officers on LA and Seawolf class submarines (costs of appropriate
berthing and privacy arrangements are prohibitive)
The following occupations are presently closed:
– SEAL Officer, SEAL LDO, SEAL CWO, SEAL enlisted (SB, SO) (units engaged in Special Operations Forces missions)
– Enlisted ratings solely associated with duty on submarines (ETN, ETR, FT, ITS, MME, MMW, MT, STS) (costs of appropriate berthing and privacy arrangements are prohibitive)