Accession Number : ADA328572

Title :   Military Women in the Department of Defense. Volume VII.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA328572

Report Date : JUL 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : Military women are performing their duty requirements with the same professional competence displayed by military men. Although this has been widely recognized for many years, only within the past decade have women been permanently integrated within the active/reserve personnel inventories. The catalysts which motivated integration and expansion of the role of women in the military exist in law. The passage of Public Law 90-130, which repealed the ceiling on women, the creation of the all-volunteer forces, and the enactment of the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DOPMA), which repealed long standing provisions of law containing unwarranted distinctions with respect to Defense policy on the utilization of women in military service. This policy, restated by the Secretary of Defense in a memorandum to Secretaries of the Military Departments, dated July 19, 1983, calls for full utilization of women consistent with existing combat exclusion laws and related policy.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *WOMEN, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY RESERVES, JOBS, POLICIES, ACTIVE DUTY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE