Women Wanted for RDC Duty
With an increase in job openings for women, RTC needs more female role models
The Navy hasn't been quiet about its need for female Recruit Division Commanders. Since 2010 the Navy has been pushing hard for more women to make their way to Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes and into leadership positions.
The job is advertised as the number one Sailorization and mentoring shore duty the Navy has to offer. The personal and professional development opportunities are off the charts.
Now, after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all military jobs are open to women, it is more critical than ever that female leadership is adequately displayed at a future Sailor's first stop - Boot Camp.
The Navy has made the benefits of being a Recruit Division Commander (RDC) pretty enticing.
* $450 per month Special Duty Assignment Pay
* Additional annual clothing allowance of $220
* Free dry cleaning services while actively training a recruit division
* Opportunity to earn a Master Training Specialist qualification (similar to warfare qualification on shore duty)
* Advancement rate to chief and senior chief close to double the Navy-wide average for advancement, according to the RDC website
* New state-of-the art facilities and equipment
* Per the American Council of Education evaluation, RDCs can earn up to 24 college credits, both upper and lower toward a bachelor's degree