The following article analyzes both the roles women line officers theoretically play in today's Navy and the actual positions they now hold down.
Coye, Beth F.
"The Restricted Unrestricted Line Officer: The Status of the Navy's Woman Line Officer,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 25
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol25/iss3/6