Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

National VFW - 6/18/2017

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the VFW attended the quarterly meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). Created in 1951 by then Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall, DACOWITS provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Defense on matters and policies relating to the recruitment, retention, treatment, employment, integration, and well-being of women in the armed forces. This meeting’s topics included: assignments to key development positions; pregnancy and parenthood survey data; gender integration; physiological gender differences; and an update on the "Marines United” situation, provided by Brigadier General William H. Seely III and attended by Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps General Glenn M. Walters. Learn more about DACOWITS