When the Army decided to add female soldiers to its ranks, it decided to do so under the guise of gender equality.
And, in doing so, the army was not just addressing a need for a female soldier.
It was also addressing a larger need for an army that was more responsive to its female soldiers.
“The army is the most female-centric army in the world,” said Brigadier General Jennifer Dziedzic, an Army spokesperson, according to a March 21 article in the Associated Press.
“And the army is doing that with a lot of women.”
The Army has about 1,800 female soldiers, but according to the Army Times, they make up less than 1% of the overall force.
That statistic does not reflect the fact that women are underrepresented in the enlisted ranks, which have more men than women.
Female enlisted soldiers make up just 2.7% of enlisted soldiers and less than 0.3% of all enlisted personnel, according the U.S. Department of Defense.
That’s less than the 2.4% of women in the military and less that 0.1% of other military personnel.
But female soldiers have made significant strides in the service.
Women are in combat positions on a staggering 3.4 million active duty soldiers, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported last year, up from 1.5 million in 2001.
Women also make up the majority of the National Guard and Reserve forces, according a 2016 study by the nonprofit Center for Military Readiness.
And they are now among the highest-paid soldiers in the armed forces, with average pay at more than $140,000 per year, according data from the Army.
“It’s a really high wage,” said Lauren Sartin, an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina.
Sartin and other advocates believe that women’s pay is a significant issue in the fight against sexual assault.
The number of sexual assault complaints filed in the U,S.
Army has quadrupled since the advent of the #MeToo movement, she said.
But the Army has long faced problems when it comes to investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cases.
The Pentagon’s sexual misconduct prevention and response office only opened in 2011, and sexual assault remains a major concern for the Army, according, to the Center for Responsive Politics.
“We’re still trying to figure out how do we fix this,” Sartintin said.
The Army is also working on ways to make its female enlisted soldiers more visible in the media.
In August, the Army enlisted the support of the Washington Post to create a digital “Army Reporter,” an online portal that would provide daily updates on the status of women soldiers.
The project will launch this month and is currently working with the Army to ensure that it has all of the appropriate resources to handle its women-in-the-service media efforts, according an Army spokeswoman.
The push for female soldiers in service has also made the Army a hotbed of social media.
The Army, for instance, has been using social media to encourage soldiers to participate in its recruitment process.
“The Army has become the leading provider of information and resources for enlistees to get the most out of their enlistment opportunities,” an Army media representative said in a statement.
But social media also has a role to play in attracting new recruits to the military.
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