Time.news – Officially it does not yet have a name and an age, but it is already in the history of special forces most famous in the world: she is the first woman to enter the Navy Seal, the elite military commando of the US Army.
The woman passed “brilliantly ”all the evidence and his entry was announced by the commander, the rear admiral W. Howard III.
“It’s a extraordinary achievement”Commented the senior officer. “Like the other classmates – he added – she has demonstrated character, skills and leadership, qualities required to join our special body “.
Nine months of hard trials
The woman was part of a group of seventeen students who have passed a hard final training, which lasted nine months, which involved underwater missions modeled on James Bond, able to move clandestinely with small equipment to escape marine radar and board the ships, but also jump with a parachute in full ocean, as they did in 2009 the marines to free a hijacked ship in the Indian ocean. Only one cadet out of three has passed the tests.
The woman she is also the only one to have succeeded in an initial group of eighteen aspiring special soldiers, fourteen of whom have not made it, while three are training to join a Marine subgroup.
The entrance of the first woman in the team of the special operations of the Navy Seal comes five years after the opening of the Pentagon at the entrance of women in special corps.