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1 Women in the Navy Today Comparison to Total Force Includes FTS As of Jan 09

2 Women in the Navy Today Women as % of All Officers

3 Women in the Navy Today Comparison to Total Force by Rank Enlisted Officers Women occupy much smaller percent of top Officer and Enlisted pay grades.

4 Women in the Navy Today Percentage of Officer Women vs. Men Includes FTS As of JAN 08 46% of all Women Officers are in Health Care Occupations (Medical, Dental, and Nursing). While women are growing in URL communities, the majority are junior officers.

5 Grade JAG Corps Inventory Majority: 640 (84%) Minority: 122 (16%) Better than Navy? (Navy %) JAG Corps Inventory Male: 540 (71%) female: 222 (29%) Better than Navy? (Navy %) O-80/2 = 0%No (4%)0/2 = 0%No (5%) *O-71/2 = 50% (Selectee)Yes (4%)0/2 = 0%No (5%) O-67/64 = 11%Yes (9%)13/64 = 20%Yes (12%) O-518/126 = 14%Same (15%)31/126 = 25%Yes (13%) O-436/188 = 19%No (21%)58/188 = 31%Yes (13%) O-1, O-2 & O-360 of 380 = 16%No (22%)120/380 = 32%Yes (17%) MinorityGender Navy JAG Corps Officers - Current Status *Includes O-6 acting as AJAG (CIVLAW)

6 Women in the Navy Today Growth with URL Over Time *Represents warfare qualified women only, trainees not included Women have continued to grow within the SWO community at a higher rate than Pilots or NFOs. However, they also have a lowest propensity to retain at 11% vs 35% for female aviators.

7 Officer Retention by Community Female vs. Male Officers Source: N104 Continuous Continuation Rate 3 to 12 YOS, 30SEP06 Women (1,401) Men (17,436) Women (1,131) Men (4,965) Women (4,294) Men (10,920)

8 Unique to the Military? " … (t)he more high profile the position you hold, the less time and energy you typically have to devote to your personal life simply because of the tasks and responsibilities associated with that type of job. A senior tenured professor at a top business school once delivered a speech in which she stated, 'You can be a tenured Ivy League business school professor and have a husband and a dog, but you can't have kids. You can have a husband, a dog, and kids, but then you will most likely not be a tenured professor at a Top Ten business school.' In her opinion, attaining and maintaining a tenured professorship in an Ivy League MBA program requires so much time and energy that there is little left over for more than a dog and a husband."

9 Women in the Navy and U.S. Workforce The Opt-Out Revolution: Push and Pull Factors Sources: Center for Work-Life Policy (2005) Why do Women Leave? Push/Pull Factors:

10 Women in the Navy and U.S. Workforce Impact on Societys Primary Caregivers Primary Child Care and Household Responsibilities High-Achieving Men and Women Source: National Parenting Association 40% of highly qualified women with spouses felt their husbands created more work around the house than they perform. -Hewlett, HBR 2005

11 Female Officer Retention What is the Navy doing differently? Mobility & Family SupportService Specific Policies Army 21 days adoption leave Co-Location = 50 miles or 1 hour driving Operational Deferment = 6 months Combat exclusion precludes service in most operationally demanding MOS Half of assignments after 03 are changes in officer MOS USAF 21 days adoption leave Operational Deferment = 6 mo., request to 8 Primarily land-based deployers Support squadrons rotate schedules No fixed tour or rotation lengths USMC 21 days adoption leave Paternity Leave = 10 days Operational Deferment = 6 months Combat exclusion precludes service in most operationally demanding MOS USCG 21 days adoption leave Temporary Separation Program Co-Location = 300 miles Operational Deferment = 6 months Limited number of afloat billets at 18% (vs. Navy 40%). After first operational tour, lateral transfer expected due to lack of afloat billet opportunities Navy 21 days adoption leave Career Intermission (Off-On Ramp) Program Telecommuting Program Co-Location = 250 miles Operational Deferment = 12 months New officer accessions required to enter URL communities with few exceptions URL career path less flexible than other service career paths

12 Impact of Policy Changes on Retention Sabbatical & Operational Deferment How would an Off-On Ramp or Sabbatical influence your desire to Stay Navy? EnlistedOfficer WomenMenWomenMen Motivate me to remain in the Navy Have no impact on my motivation to remain in the Navy Motivate me to leave the Navy8935 How does the Navys change in operational deferment policy from 4 to 12 months influence your desire to Stay Navy? EnlistedOfficer WomenMenWomenMen Motivates me to remain in the Navy Has no impact on my motivation to remain in the Navy Motivates me to leave the Navy213210


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