All British Armed Forces Roles are now Open to Women

On 25 October 2018, It was announced by the Defence Secretary that all roles in the British Armed Forces are now open to women. From Thursday 25 October 2018, women: Already serving in the British Army can apply to transfer into the Infantry. Civilians will be able to apply from 21 December 2018. Basic training… Read More


All Ground Close Combat Roles Open to Women by 2018, says UK MOD

Ok, so a bit slow off the mark with this one, which was first announced on 08 July 2016. Only one month slow! I’ll use the excuse of emigrating to Australia as the reason for the delay. Anyway, the Secretary of Defence (Michael Fallon) and the Chief of the Defence Staff (General Sir Nick Carter) have announced that… Read More

First Female Commanders at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst & West Point

British Army Officer Training The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), the British Army’s centre of excellence for the training of the British Army’s future generation of officers, has appointed its first female commander. Lieutenant Colonel Lucy Giles, of the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC), will take charge of New College. Lucy commissioned into the RLC from the… 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

Top Employers a Whisker away from Lord Davies Gender Target

By Peter Crush writing on the CIPDs magazine ‘People Management’: A near doubling of the number of women in Britain’s boardrooms in just four years has been hailed as a major breakthrough in gender diversity. Figures published on [25 March] reveal that total female representation on FTSE 100 boards has almost doubled from 12.5 per… Read More