Army announces 33K positions now open to women

By ASA M&RA/ Army G-1 Public AffairsJanuary 28, 2014

WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2014)--One year ago this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the end of the direct ground combat exclusion policy, which restricted female service members from serving in unit-level positions below the brigade level with the primary mission of direct ground combat engagement. Now a year later, the Army announces its recent notification to Congress, through the DoD, to open 33K positions as part of its Soldier 2020 initiative.

The Army's Soldier 2020 initiative sets the conditions for senior leaders to balance and transition the force in a way that makes the Army stronger, by having the best-qualified Soldiers for each job within the Army profession. Prior to the DoD rescinding the direct ground combat exclusion policy, the Army had already begun 'leaning forward' with a scientific approach to re-validate performance standards for each Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

"Our endeavor to re-validate performance standards is all about increasing total force capability and preparing the force for future mission requirements," said Col. Linda Sheimo, chief of the Command Programs and Policy Division at the Directorate of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1.

"Opening these positions ensures the Army is properly managing the talent of all our Service members, balancing readiness and the needs of a smaller force, and positioning all Soldiers for success with viable career paths," she added.

Once the Congressional notification process for this request is complete, the Army will open units and positions within 132 MOSs (not including occupations within Special Operations Command) to women in April 2014.

"Though DoD has submitted the memorandum for these open positions, no women will be assigned until the Congressional notification period is met," said Sheimo.

On Jan. 17, 2014, DoD officials notified Congress of the following now open positions:

12C (Bridge Crewmember)

12D (Diver)

12H (Construction Engineering Supervisor)

12N (Horizontal Construction Engineer)

12R (Interior Electrician)

12X (General Engineering Supervisor)

12Y (Geospatial Engineer)

12Z Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant

13T Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember

13Z Field Artillery Senior Sergeant

14J Air Defense C41 Tactical Operations Center Enhanced Operator-Maintainer

14S Air & Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember

15E Unmanned Aircraft System

15W Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator

25B Information Technology Specialist

25C Radio Operator-Maintainer

25E Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer

25F Network Switching Systems Operator-Maintainer

25L Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer

25P Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer

25Q Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer

25S Satellite Communications Systems Operator-Maintainer

25T Satellite/Microwave Systems Chief

25U Signal Support Systems Chief

25W Telecommunications Operations Chief

25X Senior Signal Sergeant

25Z Visual Information Operations Chief

27D Paralegal Specialist

29E Electronic Warfare Specialist

31B Military Police

35F Intelligence Analyst

35G Imagery Analyst

35L Counter Intelligence Agent

35M Human Intelligence Collector

35N Signals Intelligence Analyst

35P Cryptologic Linguist Intelligence Senior Sergeant/Chief

35T Military Intelligence Systems Maintainer/Integrator

35X Intelligence Sergeant

35Z SIGINT Senior Sergeant/Chief

37F Psychological Operations Specialist

38B Civil Affairs Specialist

42A Human Resources Specialist

46Q Public Affairs Specialist

46R Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist

56M Chaplain Assistant

68S Preventive Medicine Specialist

68W Health Care Specialist

74D CBRN Specialist

79S Active Duty Career Counselor

88M Motor Transport Operator

88N Transportation Management Coordinator

89B Ammunition Specialist

89D EOD Specialist

91B Wheeled Vehicle Repairer

91C Utilities Equipment Repairer

91D Power Generation Equipment Repairer

91E Allied Trades Specialist

91F Small Arms/Artillery Repairer

91G Fire Control Repairer

91H Tracked Vehicle Repairer

91J Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer

91L Construction Equipment Repairer

91X Maintenance Supervisor

91Z Senior Maintenance Supervisor

92A Automated Logistical Specialist

92F Petroleum Supply Specialist

92G Food Service Specialist

92R Parachute Rigger

92S Shower/Laundry & Clothing Repair Specialist

92W Water Treatment Specialist

92Y Unit Supply Specialist

94E Radio & COMSEC Repairer

94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer

94M Radar Repairer

94W Electronic Maintenance Chief

94Z Senior Electronic Maintenance Chief

00B General Officer

01A Officer Generalist

12A Engineer

12B Combat Engineer


14A Air Defense Artillery

25A Signal, General

27A Judge Advocate General

31A Military Police

35D All Source Intelligence

36A Financial Manager

37A Psychological Operations

38A Civil Affairs (AA and USAR)

42B Human Resources Officer

50A Force Development

51A Systems Development

51C Contract & Industrial Management

51R Systems Automation Acquisition & Engineering

51T Test & Evaluation

51Z Acquisition

56A Command & Unit Chaplain

57A Simulations Operations Officer

59A Strategist

60A Operational Medicine

61N Flight Surgeon

62B Field Surgeon

65D Physician Assistant

70B Health Services Administration

70H Health Services Plans, Operations, Intelligence, Security, and Training

70K Health Services Material


90A Logistics

91A Maintenance & Munitions Material Officer

92A Quartermaster, General

011A Branch MOS Immaterial

120A Construction Engineering Technician

131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician

140A Command and Control Systems Integrator

150U Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations Technician

153D UH-60 Pilot

154C CH-47 Pilot

155A Fixed Wing Aviator (Aircraft Nonspecific)

251A Information Systems Technician

254A Signal Systems Support Technician

255A Information Services Technician

255S Cyberspace Defense Technician

255Z Cyberspace Network Operations Technician

290A Electronic Warfare Technician

350F All Source Intelligence Technician

740A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Warrant Officer

890A Ammunition Technician

915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer

915E Senior Automotive Maintenance Officer

919A Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer

920A Property Accounting Technician

921A Airdrop Systems Technician

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