Gender & the Australian Army: Preparing for the Future & Military Capability

Report Paper Title Teaming: An Introduction to Gender Studies, Unshackling Human Talent and Optimising Military Capability for the coming Era of Equality: 2020 to 2050. Abstract Gender has been a high-profile issue within the Army over the last five years. In response to Pathways to Change (PtC), Army has introduced significant changes in a short period.… Read More

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Perspectives & Experiences of Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

Report Title Women and Leadership in the Canadian Forces: Perspectives and Experience. Abstract This volume, through its exclusive focus on the experiences of women, addresses an important aspect of the current and future leadership of the Canadian Forces. The experience of women in the Canadian Forces is in many ways the same as that of their male peers;… Read More

A Critical Evaluation of Officer Diversity in the US Armed Forces

Research Paper Title Beyond Race and Gender: A Critical Evaluation of Officer Diversity. Abstract Diversity is a powerful term advocated by an even stronger socio-political constituency. For some it portends a brighter, more resilient future. For others, it augurs a juggernaut on collision course with mediocrity. For most however, it arouses neither apprehension nor elation.… Read More

US Military Opens All Roles to Women

The US Secretary of Defence, Ash Carter, has announced that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in US military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary stated that women will be able to contribute to the… Read More

Women & Naval Service: Policy & Practice

Research Paper Title Comparison of Women’s Policies in Six International Navies. Background The present study compares policies, programmes, and practices relating to women in six international navies. Navies from the following nations are included: the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Methods Information is drawn from answers by representatives of the six international… Read More

The British Army & Flexible Working

Speaking in Soldier Magazine, General Nicholas Carter, professional head of the British Army, has stated that “We are now looking very open-mindedly at the viability of part-time service, job sharing and flexible hours.” He went on to say the a pilot scheme for flexible working involving ten officers is due to start in the next month or so but the… Read More

RLC Wins Women in Logistics UK Awards

In the face of stiff opposition from the likes of Royal Mail and OHL, the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) has been awarded Company of the Year 2015 at the Women in Logistics UK awards. This is the first time the military has triumphed in a competition that, not surprisingly, is dominated by leading civilian companies. It was given in recognition of… Read More