One woman is making history by becoming the first female candidate to join one of the U.S. military’s most elite branches of combat roles – the Navy SEALS!
Reports say that a junior in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program is on-track to apply to become a SEAL officer. Meanwhile, another female recruit is applying for another elite force, as the first to join the Navy’s all-enlisted Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman program.
While the Navy understandably won’t disclose the names of the two women – they did confirm that the inspiring pair were the first female candidates to have got this far!
It is nearly 20 months since all combat roles were opened up to women, making this the first time women have even been able to apply to join the Navy SEALS, which were founded by President John F. Kennedy back in 1962.
The woman who is trying to join the SEALS will now undertake a three-week instruction course followed by officer selection on October 1st. Both women will undergo the same training as the men, but it could easily be argued that they will have to outperform some to get a fair chance!
Inspiring stuff – best of luck ladies!
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