In September 2015, Brigadier Susan Ridge, a former high street solicitor (Raynor, 2016), became the first Servicewoman to achieve the rank of Major General (OF-7) in the British Army. Susan joined the British Army in 1992. As a Brigadier, Susan worked as the Director Legal Advisory, providing advice to the chain of command on disciplinary… Read More
Research Paper Title Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Genotypes and Abnormal Pap Smears Among Women in the Military Health System. Background Human papillomavirus infection (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection among United States Military Servicemembers, and present in the majority of cervical cancers. Many of these infections are preventable, but HPV immunisation is not… Read More
Research Paper Title Incidence and burden of gynecologic disorders, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016. Abstract This report describes the incidence, burden, and co-occurrence of four common gynecologic disorders among active component service women during 2012-2016. Overall incidence rates were highest for: Menorrhagia (100.9 per 10,000 person-years [p-yrs]); Uterine fibroids (63.2 per 10,000… Read More
Research Paper Title Pre-deployment Year Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment in Deployed Army Women. Abstract The researchers estimated the prevalence of select mental health diagnoses (MHDX) and mental health treatment (MHT), and identified characteristics associated with MHT during the pre-deployment year (365 days before deployment) in active duty Army women (N = 14,633) who returned… Read More
As of today, women can apply for all roles within the Royal Air Force (RAF). The British Army and Royal Marines will follow next year.
Research Paper Title Update: Exertional hyponatremia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2016. Abstract From 2001 through 2016, there were 1,519 incident diagnoses of exertional hyponatremia among active component service members (incidence rate: 6.9 cases per 100,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The incidence rate in 2016 (6.6 cases per 100,000 p-yrs) represented a decrease of 23.3% from 2015.… Read More