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Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com
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Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com

More than a year after a mandate for the Pentagon opened previously closed ground combat and special operations jobs to women, officials say the Navy has its first female candidates for its most elite special warfare roles.

Two women were in boot camp as candidates for the Navy’s all-enlisted Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman program, Naval Special Warfare Center Deputy Commander Capt. Christian Dunbar told members of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service in June.

Another woman, who sources say is a junior in an ROTC program at an unnamed college, has applied for a spot in the SEAL officer selection process for fiscal 2018.

Source: Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com