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Facts & Statistics

 

Data Current as of July 2015 

 WOMEN IN NAVAL SERVICE

 

 

Active

%

Reserve

%

Total

% 

Officer

9,100

17%

2,665

17%

11,765

17% 

Enlisted

48,356

18%

7,566

18%

55,922

18%

Total

57,456

18%

10,231

22%

67,687

20%

FACT

"Distribution of Women" refers to the comparison of women in a particular category/community compared to the total number of servicewomen. Numbers include those women who are in training for a specific community. 

There are 221 operational commands in the Navy that have women assigned, to include ships, squadrons, and expeditionary assignments.  Of these, 210 operational units (95%)have female enlisted onboard.  Note: Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships are not included in these statistics.

All new surface ships are built from the keel up to accommodate women.  Other ships receive the required habitability modifications in order to embark enlisted women.  There are no other modifications necessary except to ensure male and female berthing meet Navy privacy requirements.

Both enlisted and officer women may be assigned to any type of squadron and embarked on any type of ship, providing availability of adequate berthing.

98% of all Navy billets are open to females. 

Women comprise approximately 25% of the Navy's FY15 and FY16 enlisted accession goals.   

     OFFICERS

·         Women have commanded and are currently in command of major commands, combatant ships, aviation squadrons, CEC commands, Special Operations units and numerous shore commands.  There are currently 40 female flag officers (25 AC/15 RC). 

·         Female officers are not constrained by the modification requirements and may be permanently assigned to any ship or submarine.  There are no restrictions on women in aviation. Accessions and pipeline selection are gender neutral.

ENLISTED

  •  Currently one woman serves as a Fleet Master Chief (25%), one women serves as a Force Master Chief (6%), 48 women serve as Command Master Chiefs (6%), and four women serve as Command Senior Chiefs (6%) in squadrons, onboard ships, and on shore duty.

 

 

 

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