Fort A.P. Hill - The U.S. Army is proud to announce the members of its inaugural Women’s Initiatives Team, which is composed of representatives from across the Army. Team members will advocate for Army policy, programs and resource changes to set conditions for success in women’s recruitment, retention, readiness, health, well-being, empowerment and advancement across the Total Army.
The first meeting of the Women's Initiatives Teams will occur in August 2023. The team, composed of representatives from across the Army, will assess issues, develop actionable policy changes and make recommendations to Army senior leaders pertaining to women in the Army.
The application pool for the inaugural year, 2022, was incredibly strong. A testament to the extraordinary talent within the total Army. During the call for membership, now closed, received 834 applications (44% active-duty, 7% Army National Guard, 12% Army Reserve and 37% civilian). The selection of 30 general body members was very competitive, with a selection rate of 3.5% amongst applicants.
People are the Army's number one priority. The Army looks forward to building high-performing, well-led, cohesive teams in an inclusive environment to fight and win our nation's wars.
The women who serve in the U.S. military are vital to the readiness and lethality of our force. They make important contributions every day to protect our nation.
The Women's Initiatives Team nests with our people first strategy, setting conditions for women's success in recruitment, retention, readiness, health, well-being, empowerment and advancement.
The goal is to hold the first general body meeting in August 2023 to develop the inaugural agenda. Information regarding the first meeting will be sent to general body members directly.
The application window for the Amy Women’s Initiatives Team will reopen in the summer of 2024 to fill vacant positions.