Accession Number : ADA192370

Title :   The Impact of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 on the Woman Line Naval Officer.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Oskam, Margaretha I

PDF Url : ADA192370

Report Date : 31 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This paper reviews the history of women in the Navy through experience and law. It looks at the events and trends that lead to passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 and the provisions concerning joint officer management contained therein. Also included is a review of the implementing guidance issued by the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Chief of Naval Operations. The final chapter summarizes progress to date in implementing the law and the competition for billets resulting. The conclusion must be that women need fear no negative impact from the law. Rather the concern should be whether the conservatism of the Navy's leadership which has needed specific guidance from Congress in the past to more fully integrate women into the personnel structure will result in inequitable implementation of the law. It is important that both external and internal pressure continue to be applied to ensure that the essential woman-power is retained and utilized.

Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *WOMEN, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, GUIDANCE, IMPACT, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVY, PERSONNEL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LEGISLATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE