ADDITIONAL DATA REGARDING THE STATUS OF
WOMEN'S OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SERVICES
AIR FORCETable B.1 presents a list of currently closed or restricted officer and
enlisted skills, the justification for that status, and the number of
positions in each skill as of March 1997. The justifications fall into
the following five categories, which are consistent with the DoD
guidelines allowing restrictions from direct ground combat or collocation with direct ground combat units:
|1 = Special Operations Rotary Wing Aircraft|
|2 = Only those assigned to units below brigade level whose primary mission is direct ground combat (as defined by OSD)|
|3 = All these positions are assigned to units whose primary mission is direct ground combat (as defined by OSD)|
|4 = Direct Ground Combat|
Table B.2 captures the number of recently opened units currently
available to Army women.
Table B.3 indicates the MOSs and career fields newly opened to
women and the current numbers of men and women assigned to
Table B.4 indicates the officer career fields that remain closed to
women. Table B.5 lists the enlisted occupations that remain closed
to women. Both tables refer to the following key for justification:
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: New Opportunities for Military Women:Effects upon Readiness, Cohesion, and Morale.
Contributors: Margaret C. Harrell - Author, Laura L. Miller - Author.
Place of publication: Santa Monica, CA.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: 111.
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