The Navy is considering extending paternity leave

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – The Navy’s top officer says the service is considering extending paternity leave for new fathers.

The Navy currently awards married fathers up to 10 days of paid leave upon the birth of a child. In July, the Navy tripled paid maternity leave for female sailors and Marines to 18 weeks.

Navy Adm. John Richardson says many say the Navy should offer about three weeks to 30 days of paternity leave.

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