Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back International Navies' Policies for Women
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
|Investigator(s)||Aten, Kathryn J.|
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
Retention of talented and qualified individuals is of utmost importance to maintaining a mission ready US Navy Total Force. In order to retain the best and the brightest service members, the US Navy must understand what factors influence high performing Sailors to stay in the service. The US Navy is in the process of increasing female presence in previously restricted career paths such as the Riverine Force, certain submarines, and Special Warfare. Where other nations have integrated women into these career fields, the US Navy stands to gain from their experience. Equally, the US Navy has experience in integrating women into roles, which other navies have not, so this research could serve as a foundation for cross-talks and comparisons. The US Navy continues to seek equal professional opportunity for women across our platforms as well as develop policies and programs that increase affinity for women to join and stay. Learning best practices from allied foreign navies will help the US Navy create better and more effective means by which to influence servicewomen to make the US Navy a long-term career. Specifically this study will address:
- What policies/practices are used in other navies with the intent of increasing or sustaining female retention?
- What are the best policies/practices likely to attract women to join and remain in the U.S. Navy?
- What are the lessons learned from integrating women into ground combat, submarines and other platforms?
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