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A career in the military is a great way to learn team building and leadership skills. Military professionals are able to travel the world and learn about other cultures while performing their duties. The military includes the Marines, Army, Navy, and Air Force. With the vast differences in the physical environment of each division, a woman could serve in an operations role or a technical role.


As a woman in the military your career options could include being:

  • Tactical operations

  • Air/weapons specialist

  • Crew member

  • Airfield operations specialist

  • Artillery and missile officer

  • Command and control center specialist


As of April 2016, 16% of enlisted forces are women. Learn more about a career in the military by reading our fact sheet.