First woman passes Army's Special Forces Assessment

Source: Washington Examiner | November 14, 2018 | Allison Elyse Gualtieri

A woman soon may join the ranks of the Green Berets.

A new report says a woman has just completed the Special Forces Assessment and Selection, a 24-day test of survival skills and both physical and mental training that candidates for the Special Forces, known as the Green Berets, must best.

U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said the woman was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course, the next step on the path to becoming a Green Beret. The 61-week course includes five phases of specialized training, including in another language.

“We’re proud of all the candidates who attended and were selected to continue into the qualification course in hopes of earning their Green Beret,” said Bymer in a statement, per CNN. “It is our policy to not release the names of our service members because Special Forces Soldiers perform discrete missions upon graduation.”

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