A First: Female Soldier Passes Army Special Forces Selection

first published on November 15, 2018 by

Army Special Operations Command has confirmed that a female soldier has passed the US Army Special Forces selection process (SFAS), a first since the Army opened special operations jobs to women.

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The Army Special Operations Command will not release the name or current MOS of the female soldier, considering she will be conducting “black ops” type missions upon completion of her training.

“Recently, a female successfully completed Special Forces Assessment and Selection and was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course,” Lt. Col. Loren Bymer told the Army Times.



Depending on the rank and specialty chosen for the selected female soldier, it may take up to two more years before she earns the Green Beret, because of necessary, and sometimes lengthy, training courses involved in the making of a Special Forces soldier.

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