WOMEN IN THE NORWAGIAN ARMED FORCES| WOMEN IN THE MILITARY
WOMEN IN THE NORWAGIAN ARMED FORCES
Women in Norway have been able to fill military roles since 1938, and during the Second World War both enlisted women and female officers served in all branches of the military. However, in 1947 political changes commanded that women only serve in civilian posts, with reservists allowing women to join them in 1959. Female personnel currently make up around 7% of the army.
Between 1977 and 1984, the Norwegian Parliament passed laws expanding the role of women in the Norwegian Armed Forces, and in 1985 equal opportunities legislation was applied to the military.
In 1995, Norway allowed women to serve on its military submarines, and to this date there has been at least one female commander of a Norwegian submarine.The first was Solveig Krey in 1995.
From 2009 all female citizens are obligated to meet for the conscription board, examining and classification just like men, but the national service is voluntary.The Parliament of Norway plans conscription for women on equal terms with men this 2015 and 2016.