The US Navy has revealed it has its first two female candidates for special operations posts previously unavailable for women, including one who could become its first female Navy SEAL.
One of the candidates is seeking to become a special warfare combatant crewman, while the second is seeking to become an officer with the SEALs. Neither of the candidates has been identified, as is usually the case with members of the special forces.
“They are the first candidates that have made it this far in the process,” Lt Cmdr Mark Walton, spokesman for the Naval Special Warfare Command, told NPR. Continue reading