#1 Female Sailors to be Assigned to Submarines with Female Officers by Cincinnatus 29.10.2014 15:06


"The Navy said it will deploy enlisted female sailors in 2016 aboard submarines with female officers already assigned to them.

In July, the Navy announced that enlisted female sailors will begin deploying on submarines in 2016. The enlisted women will be placed on ships with female officers where those naval officers can function as role-models and mentors, Connor said.

"We will build upon the ships that have women officers to lead and bring in senior women at the chief petty officer level just like we did with the women supply officers," he explained.

There are currently more than 100 female Navy officers serving on submarines, Vice Adm. Mike Connor, commander Atlantic submarine force, said Thursday at the Naval Submarine League's annual symposium in Falls Church, Va.

"They are doing well," Connor said.

More female officers will be gradually added to the force in coming years as well, he added."


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