First woman expected to become a Green Beret, report says

Connecting Vets
February 25, 2020 - 4:29 pm
A Soldier from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, clutches his newly awarded green beret during a Regimental First Formation at the Crown Arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina August 1, 2019. The ceremony marked the completio

(U.S. Army photo by K. Kassens)

This story has been updated as of February 26, 2020, 9:50 am EST.

A female National Guard soldier is set to graduate special forces training and become a Green Beret according to unnamed sources from the New York Times.

Although women have served alongside special operations service members in various capacities such as analysts and advisors, the organization officially opened jobs to women in 2016. Last year, a spokesman confirmed to ArmyTimes that a female soldier had completed the initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection process but it is unclear if this is the same individual.

A National Guard spokesperson said, “We can't project a soldier's will graduate from a school.”

According to the Times, the enlisted soldier is expected to graduate the Special Forces Qualification Course a Special Forces engineer sergeant.

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