DACOWITS History of Recommendations - Spring Conference 1996


1. New Positions
DACOWITS recommends that the Secretary of the Navy open to women all classes of ships and vessels and their associated billets that remain closed because of cost considerations (although they are legally open after the repeal of the Combat Exclusion law).

2. Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Programs)
DACOWITS recommends that the Secretary of Defense operate Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs only at institutions of higher learning (post-secondary) that do not discriminate in student admissions on the basis of gender.

3. Child Care
DACOWITS recommends that the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (PSF&E) identify Reserve Component Child care needs for the purpose of exploring the opening of existing child care centers on weekends at locations where Reserve Components conduct unit training.

Chair: Ms. Holly K. Hemphill