Military Personnel: DOD Is Expanding Combat Service Opportunities for Women, but Should Monitor Long-term Integration Progress, Report 15-589

TitleMilitary Personnel: DOD Is Expanding Combat Service Opportunities for Women, but Should Monitor Long-term Integration Progress, Report 15-589
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsUS Government Accountability Office
Number of Pages60
PublisherUnited States Government Accountability Office
CityWashington, DC
Abstract

The military services and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) have opened selected positions and occupations to women since January 2013, as shown in the table below, and are determining whether to open the remaining closed positions and occupations. The services and SOCOM also are conducting studies to identify and mitigate potential integration challenges in areas such as unit cohesion, women's health, and facilities. As of May 2015, the Secretary of the Navy was the only military department Secretary to recommend an exception to policy to keep positions closed to women on three classes of ships that are scheduled to be decommissioned, due in part to high retrofit costs.

URLhttp://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-589
Short TitleMilitary Personnel
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