FORT BRAGG, N.C. — According to a report from Shadowspear, the US Army has officially approved the admission of two female officers into the Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course. SFAS, after completing Airborne School, is the first step in the Special Forces pipeline.
“Two females met the requirements for SFAS and were nominated by the [Army Special Operations Forces selection] panel to attend SFAS,” Col. Sadler stated.
According to the same report, the army reviewed applications from seven female officers, but only selected two.
The Federal Government ended the ban on females in combat roles in 2015. The identities of the women are still unknown and it is also unknown whether they will be held to the same standard as their male peers.
Read the full original report on Shadowspear’s website linked below.
July 26th, 2016