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Sgt Andrew Hetherington
ARMY has formulated new
plans to increase the number of
women in its ranks as a CA's
directive on gender diversity is
due for release this month.
CA Lt-Gen David Morrison
said the goal was to increase the
age of women
in the Army
from 10 to 12
per cent of the
is a matter
we will be."
At the CA's Senior Advisory
Committee meeting in March,
objectives for the development
and implementation for an Army
gender diversity plan were cre-
Army's ambitious objectives
include more than doubling yearly
female recruiting numbers from
300 to 660, continuing to progress
the engagement and leadership
development of women, including
the Army women's forums and
empowering unit commanders to
better use flexible work arrange-
ments, which includes increased
support to families through child
care and other initiatives.
place under the
DI(G) Pers 49-4
from home on
Morrison said the arrangements
wouldn't suit all trades or units,
but commanders should look for
ways to meet their soldiers' per-
sonal needs where they can be
achieved without adverse impact
on the unit.
"If we want to hold on to the
best people, we need to be willing
Push for more women
THE following trades can now be
entered on a trial one-year initial
minimum period of service:
ECN 294 -- Operator Supply
ECN 274 -- Driver Specialist
ECN 074 -- Operator
ECN 035 -- Operator
ECN 322 -- Preventative
ECN 315 -- Policeman
ECN 171 -- Cargo Specialist
ECN 099 -- Dispatch Air
ECN 165 -- Ground
Crewman (Mission Support)
ECN 076 -- Clerk Finance
ECN 029 -- Dental Assistant.
This year, three CA's women's workshops
have been held -- in February, May and June.
They were designed to allow the CA to
directly engage with both male and female
personnel to identify strategies the Army
could implement to improve gender diversity,
to make the Army a more family-friendly
employer and to develop talent management
Revised policy DI(G) Pers 49-4 Flexible Work
Arrangements has been completed and infor-
mation on these new working arrangements
are available on the DGPERS-A intranet site
Defence Force Recruiting has developed a
new recruiting campaign targeted at increas-
ing the number of women joining the Army.
The campaign was designed to show a more
complete portrayal of Army women working
in a variety of roles.
New DPCU tailored for women will be
designed and trials will begin soon.
An iPhone app has been developed to help
ADF applicants better prepare physically for
entry and initial training.
The app can be downloaded at
to offer them flexibility when they
need it," he said.
"Our people need to know we'll
support them and their families and
that's also an important issue for
To help achieve an increase in
recruiting targets a trial reduction of
the initial minimum period of ser-
vice on selected trades to one year
"Men and women will be able to
join the Army in one of those trades
with only a 12-month obligation,"
Lt-Gen Morrison said.
"Removing this barrier is based
on the understanding that some can-
didates are turned away by the pros-
pect of a long obligation to Army."
"We are also working with
Defence Force Recruiting to devel-
op a new recruiting campaign to
encourage more women to enlist."
The campaign aims to showcase
the full range of jobs available to
men and women in the Army.
"A lot of our recruiting cam-
paigns in the past have focused
on the warfighting role," Lt-Gen
"Everybody knows about the
combat-related jobs in the Army,
but people don't necessarily realise
we have a diverse range of other
careers on offer with some of the
best training and working condi-
tions in Australia.
"The new recruiting campaign
aims to draw attention to these roles
and hopefully attract some of the
people who haven't considered us
in the past because of misconcep-
tions about what it means to serve
in the Army."
The Army's goal is to increase the number of women in full-time service
A female voice: The CA's directive on gender diversity will help add to the percentage of women in the Army by more than doubling yearly female recruiting numbers to 660 from 300.
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