First Female SEAL Candidate Quits

On August 2, 2017, the first female to gain entry into the SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection program (SOAS) voluntarily quit.

Becoming a SEAL officer is a long process. Graduates of SOAS are then considered in a second stage that involves a selection panel.

If selected, the candidate is offered a slot at BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL training), which includes Hell Week, generally considered the most difficult military training week in any service, domestic and worldwide.

Less than 20% of candidates graduate from BUD/S.

Serving in combat is actually not a new role for females. All branches of the US military, including the Naval Special Warfare command (which oversees the SEAL teams) have FETs (Female Engagement Teams) who operate in combat zones, most recently in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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