The Navy announced a historical achievement Thursday after a female sailor became the first woman to successfully complete the grueling Naval Special Warfare training and receive her pins.
The Navy did not identify the woman but said she was one of just 17 candidates to make it through the 37-week assessment and become a Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC).
“Becoming the first woman to graduate from a Naval Special Warfare training pipeline is an extraordinary accomplishment, and we are incredibly proud of our teammate,” Rear Adm. Hugh Howard, commander of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command said. “Like her fellow operators, she demonstrated the character, cognitive and leadership attributes required to join our force.”
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