First female Air Force unique tactics officer completes an arduous training program.
A captain in the Air Force became the service’s first female special tactics officer on Thursday. She wore the red beret after enduring a rigorous three-month training program. Her expedition has raised discussion about the Air Force’s strict training requirements. An inquiry conducted by the Air Force inspector general and released on June 7 refuted these assertions. The female airman will attend an advanced skills training that refines airmen’s abilities to parachute and dive and coordinate airstrikes using helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
According to the Air Force, she has around nine to twelve months of STO-specific training. The Air Force refused to comment on these issues. The Air Force Special Operations Command commander, Lieutenant General Jim Slife, has requested an investigation by the service’s inspector general. According to an article in Air Force Times, a female officer candidate in special tactics got allowed to retake training many times after leaving the military. The presence of the airman gave her more access to top officials than other trainees, according to the study.