Omaha, Nebraska 2021-07-20 11:46:34 –
Washington DC: The first woman completed training in US Navy SEALs and qualified to join elite commando units such as SEALs.
The Navy said in its announcement that the unnamed woman was among the 17 graduates of the Crewman Qualification Training Class 115 who had completed the Naval Special War evaluation.
The woman successfully completed a 37-week training program and became a crew member of a fast attack craft.
Notably, the Navy says that only 35 percent of those who start training endure graduation.
In 1973, women accounted for 2% of all US military personnel and 8% of officers. These numbers have risen to 16% and 19% by 2018.
“Being the first woman to graduate from the Naval Special Warfare Training Pipeline is an extraordinary achievement and we are very proud of our teammates,” said HW Howard, commander of the US Naval Special Warfare Command. Maj. Gen. III said in a statement.
“Like her fellow operator, she demonstrated the personality, cognitive and leadership attributes needed to join our strength.”
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