I have been pondering this lately..how do female officers manage to do their job and take care of their kids? What happens when a female officer gets pregnant? If the mother and father are both in the military and are deployed at the same time, do other family members take care of the children? I am a female myself and want to be a military officer. I would like to make a lifetime career out of the military, but later on down the road I also want to have some children. Any insight on this topic in general is appreciated. There is much to be learned.