U.S. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Releases Annual Report

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018:  As the U.S. military is turning more toward women to fill its ranks, a 67-year-old advisory board is lending a hand to the Defense Department on how to market to and attract women to serve in 2018 and beyond.

The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released its annual report earlier this month and a large chunk of the recommendations focus on how the military can keep women in the service and keep them from leaving in the middle of their careers.

In order to improve retention, the committee has recommended making policy changes that make transitions between components and even military services easier for service members.

DoD already adopted another of the committee’s recommendations, which is to start exit surveys to assess why the attrition level for women is higher than men at certain career points.

Read the full article:  Keeping women in the military takes more than just opening up combat roles, committee says ( 

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