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NEWS | Dec. 22, 2022

Army recruits members to join Army Women’s Initiatives Team

By Francis Rivera U.S. Army Public Affairs

The Army is recruiting members to join the Army Women’s Initiatives Team.

The Women’s Initiatives Team, which reports to and receives direction from the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), allows representatives from across the Department of the Army to recommend policy, program, and resource changes to create opportunities for success in women’s recruitment, retention, readiness, and advancement across the Total Army.

The application window for the inaugural year is open through Jan. 31, 2023.

“The Army Women's Initiatives Team formalizes and sustains the momentum of enabling women Soldiers and civilians to contribute to the Army’s mission,” said Yvette Bourcicot, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs).

Eligibility for the Women’s Initiatives Team membership is open to full-time and part-time federal employees of the Army, regardless of component, gender, rank, demographics, or any other characteristic.

General body membership will be no greater than 30 applicants who serve terms of one to three years, with term extensions at the discretion of the ASA (M&RA). General body members are voting members responsible for executing the purpose of the Army Women’s Initiatives Team.

Inclusive of the 30 general body members, the Women’s Initiatives Team will be led by tri-chairs — one member of the Senior Executive Service, one General Officer, and one Nominative Sergeants Major. The tri-chairs are voting members who approve the Women’s Initiatives Team recommendations for ASA (M&RA) consideration. Their term is two years but can be extended.

Anyone eligible and interested in being part of the Army Women’s Initiatives Team is encouraged to apply for membership, as outlined in Appendix 2 of the Charter.

Applications for membership must be sent to the Army Women’s Initiatives Team Executive Secretariat at