From the memorandum: "Navy is fully committed to equal professional opportunities for all uniformed personnel. Currently, over 88% of all Navy billets are open to females. This is the result of Navy's deliberate and steady review and expansion of opportunities at sea for females that began with the first assignment of females onboard ships in 1994. We fully intend to continue our expansion of opportunity in a thoughtful and deliberate manner; our goal is to continue to ensure all Navy men and women have the opportunity to succeed and are set up for success with viable career paths while preserving our warfighting capability."
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