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Enlisted Women in Submarines

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Female officers have had the distinguished privilege of serving on board OHIO Class submarines since 2011. The Submarine Force is now offering these same opportunities to enlisted females. On January 21, 2015 the Submarine Force began accepting applications for the Enlisted Women in Submarines (EWIS) Initiative and on August 2, 2016 the first enlisted female earned her submarine "dolphins." NAVADMIN 196/16 announced the cycle three application requirements. 

This is an ongoing detailed process that will systematically place enlisted female Sailors on OHIO Class submarines. High caliber female Sailors from all communities and ratings will be afforded the opportunity to make history and be among the first to join the Submarine Service. This application process is expected to be extremely competitive so applicants should begin taking actions to strengthen their application now. The EWIS Brief has been updated with information for applicants and CCCs.  It will provide information about the Submarine Force and answer questions about the application process.

Additional information can be found at:

Any further questions should be directed to the Submarine Enlisted Community Manager office.

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