Maltese army only has 100 women soldiers

Women make up less than 6% of the Armed Forces of Malta complement with the highest ranked female soldier being a lieutenant colonel 

Less than 6% of army personnel are women (Photo: AFM)
Less than 6% of army personnel are women (Photo: AFM)

The Armed Forces of Malta has 1,750 soldiers of which only 100 are female, information tabled in Parliament on Tuesday shows.

More than half of the female soldiers occupy the ranks of gunner and gunner recruit - the lowest ranks in the army.

The highest ranked female is a lieutenant colonel and she is one of 12 women at officer grade.

Female soldiers make up less than 6% of the army’s complement.

The information was tabled in Parliament by National Security Minister Michael Farrugia. He was answering a question by Nationalist MP Claudette Buttigieg.

Army women

1 Lieutenant colonel

1 Major

3 Captain

7 Lieutenant

2 Officer cadet

1 Warrant officer Class 2

5 Staff sergeant

4 Sergeant

6 Bombardier

15 Lance bombardier

50 Gunner

5 Gunner recruit 

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