A policy change was formally announced by U. S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Thursday, clearing the decks for women to serve on submarines.
Women had never been allowed to serve on submarines in the 110-year history of the underwater force.
The Navy said on its Web site that the new coed era will begin once selected female officers complete 15 months of training. The plan calls for three women to be assigned to eight crews attached to four guided-missile attack and ballistic missile submarines.
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