For the first time ever, a woman is joining the ranks of the Green Berets.
The woman recently graduated from the Army’s elite Special Forces training at Fort Bragg, NC, along with 400 other soldiers.
However, this barrier-breaking woman’s identity will remain a secret – the Army does not release the names of any commandos that serve in its special forces units
From the New York Times who first told the story this week:
The soldier is one of only a handful of women who have passed the initial 24-day assessment program that acts as a screening process before the qualification course. The weekslong screening regimen tests candidates on fundamental military skills, including land navigation and marching with heavy combat gear before they are evaluated by Special Forces supervisors — and either denied entry or accepted into the qualification course.