Coastal Riverine Positions Open for Women

ARC Almirante Padilla, RIMPAC 2014

The US Navy announced this week that women can now be assigned to the Coastal Riverine Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (CRF JTAC) training and positions.


The 30-day Congressional notification requirement ended Sept. 15, which now opens 21 JTAC positions for the assignment of women.

This decision is part of the Department of Defense’s rescission of the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule and is one of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s goals to maximize professional opportunities for women.

JTAC is a Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) in the Riverine Squadrons. There are 21 billets available in the CRF.

The only remaining community that is still closed to women is Special Warfare, an issue Special Operations Command and the Navy continues work on together.

Press Release, September 19, 2014; Image: US Navy
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