A woman has made history by becoming the first female to successfully finish the demanding monthslong training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman, according to the Associated Press.
The outlet described these service members as “the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea.”
The achievement makes her the first to succeed out of the 18 females who have pursued a post as a SWCC or a Navy SEAL, according to the outlet.
Navy officials would not identify the individual or supply more details about her, according to the outlet which described this as “a routine military policy for special operations forces” and reported that the woman will head to one of Naval Special Warfare’s special boat teams.
The AP noted that out of the 18 women who have pursued a Navy special operations position, 14 did not finish the the course, while three are presently still in the midst of the training process, including one woman for SWCC and two women seeking to become SEALS.