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
In 1994, the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) merged with the Royal Air Force (RAF). From 1994 to October 2017, 121 women have trained and qualified as pilots in the RAF, on average 5 women qualifying as pilots each year. The RAF introduced a new administrative system in 2006 which accurately records a variety of… Read More
Table 1 provides an outline of the number of women in the British Army’s Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) as of October 2017. Table 1: Women in the Royal Armoured Corps Type Untrained Trained Regular 5 5 Reserve 5 or less 30 Source: Defence Statistics (Army) Note: Numbers are rounded in accordance with MOD policy. The… 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 Acknowledging the Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Veterans. Abstract Since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began, an unprecedented number of women have been engaging in combat operations. Likewise, the number of women using Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services has doubled since 2001. Military service, and deployment to combat in… Read More