The US Air Force is ramping up its recruitment efforts for special warfare candidates, aiming to attract a diverse range of skilled individuals.
The service has integrated women into previously closed special warfare specialty areas since 2015, with eight female special warfare airmen graduating from various training pathways. Last year saw an unprecedented success for the Air Force, with three women graduating from special warfare training in a single year. To ensure a wide pool of candidates, the Air Force Recruiting Service (AFRS) has invested in early recruitment and established a one-of-a-kind squadron solely for special warfare career fields. The Special Warfare Development program has also been established, providing mentorship and guidance for prospective candidates. Once candidates arrive at the Special Warfare Training Wing, they are developed physically, mentally, and spiritually to meet the rigors of the training ahead, with embedded human-performance professionals, instructors, and support staff optimizing each moment of the training pathway.