27 September 2009

U.S. Navy to permit women to serve in submarines

The San Diego Union Tribune reports here that the Navy is preparing to integrate women into submarines. Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operation issued a statement here.

Other countries sea going services already permit women to serve on submarines, including my other home country of Australia, Norway and Sweden. Women make up approximately 15 percent of the American Navy's officers and enlisted personnel. The U.S. Navy also bans women from serving in its special forces known as the Navy Sea, Air, and Land Forces or SEALs.

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