The Defense Department honors the contributions of women serving in the military and DOD civilian forces, celebrating the richness and diversity of their achievements in March and throughout the year.
For the first time ever, female recruits have been trained at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The recruits were required to meet all graduation requirements in order to earn the coveted title of Marine.
Three years ago the former chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force directed an initiative to develop equipment for female measurements. The Air and Space Force uniform office brought in Senior Airman Jacquline Graves to help design a new female maternity flight suit.
Representatives from ally and partner nations in southeast Europe spoke at a conference about the important role women play in their armed forces.
More than 21 out of every 100 Airmen are women
More than 15 out of every 100 Soldiers are women
9 out of every 100 Marines are women
More than 20 out of every 100 Sailors are women
Almost 29 out of every 100 Air Force civilian employees are women
More than 34 out of every 100 Army civilian employees are women
More than 26 out of every 100 Marine Corps civilian employees are women
Almost 28 out of every 100 Navy civilian employees are women
Almost 48 out of every 100 DOD Agencies & Activities civilian employees are women
The percent of senior enlisted personnel who are female.
The percent of females on Active Duty who obtained a commission via Officer Candidate School or equivalent, an increase from 13% in FY 2019.
The percent of DOD civilian employees who are Veterans.
The percent increase of Senior Executive Service positions held by women between FY 2019 and FY 2021.
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