Well it looks like a done deal......They will start with a few female officers and then integrate enlisted women on the Trident Submarines...These are huge submarines longer then a football field.......They might get away with them there but the Fast Attack Submarines are much smaller and a whole another matter....Stay tuned:
Navy outlines plans to put women in sub crews
Navy outlines plans to put women in sub crews - Navy News, news from Iraq - Navy Times
By Lance M. Bacon - Staff writer
Posted : Friday Apr 30, 2010 15:38:22 EDT
The first 19 women to serve aboard subs will be selected this summer, and will likely be officers new to the Navy, according to the Navy’s guidelines for bringing women into the undersea service. An additional eight female supply officers will be eligible to join the ranks late next year.
The guidelines, issued by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, came in conjunction with Thursday’s official announcement of women being cleared to serve aboard submarines. The change was considered by Congress after Defense Secretary Robert Gates formally presented a letter to congressional leaders Feb. 19 notifying them of the Navy’s desire to reverse the male-only policy.