Navy outlines plans to put women in sub crews By Lance M. Bacon - Staff writer Posted : Thursday Apr 29, 2010 14:54:40 EDT The first 19 women to serve aboard subs will be selected this summer, and will likely be officers new to the Navy, according to the Navyâ€™s guidelines for bringing women into the undersea service. An additional eight female supply officers will be eligible to join the ranks late next year. The guidelines, issued by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, came in conjunction with Thursdayâ€™s official announcement of women being cleared to serve aboard submarines. The change was considered by Congress after Defense Secretary Robert Gates formally presented a letter to congressional leaders Feb. 19 notifying them of the Navyâ€™s desire to reverse the male-only policy. http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/04/navy_women_subs_042910w/ wow until now there are no women aboard US subs!!!!!!!!