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The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) was established in 1951 by then Secretary of Defense, George C. Marshall. The Committee is composed of civilian women and men who are appointed by the Secretary of Defense to provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, employment, integration, and well-being of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces. Historically, DACOWITS' recommendations have been very instrumental in effecting changes to laws and policies pertaining to military women.
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DACOWITS 2017 Tri-fold
December 2016 Meeting Minutes
2016 Recommendations and Continuing Concerns
2016 Focus Group Report
Women in Service Studies
September 2016 Meeting Minutes
2015 Annual Report
Memo: DoD-Wide Changes to Maternity Leave
Secretary of Defense Announcement
WISR Fact Sheet
Memo to Secretary of Defense (Women in Combat)
2015 Recommendations and Continuing Concerns
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DoD Inspector General
No FEAR Act
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