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The Navy Gets Its First Female SEAL Candidate

Along with the SEAL officer candidate, another woman is up for an elite job as a special boat operator, some 18 months after the Pentagon opened front-line combat jobs to women.
Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL students in training in 2014. The Navy now has two female candidates to join the elite special operations forces for the first time since front-line combat jobs were opened to women. Source: MC1 Michael Russell

The Navy says it has its first female candidates for two elite special operations jobs previously closed to women — including a prospective SEAL.

One woman is in the pipeline to be a SEAL officer, and another is on the path to by Military.com, an independent website. The Navy declined to identify the candidates, citing security considerations.

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