Admiral: Navy SEALs Now Open To Women – American Military News

Admiral: Navy SEALs Now Open To Women

Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, and Rear Adm. Brian Losey, head of Naval Special Warfare Command, have said that the grueling 6 month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training will now be open to women. If they can pass, they can serve.

This comes after the Army and Air Force have opened all combat positions to women. In fact, just recently 3 women passed Army Ranger school.

Adm. Jon Greenert had this to say to the Defense News:

“Why shouldn’t anybody who can meet these (standards) be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason. So we’re on a track to say, ‘Hey look, anybody can meet the gender non-specific standards, then you can become a SEAL.” 

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More from USA Today:

The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service’s top officer said Tuesday.

Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, said he and the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, Rear Adm. Brian Losey, believe that if women can pass the legendary six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, they should be allowed to serve.

“Why shouldn’t anybody who can meet these (standards) be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason,” Greenert said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Navy Times’ sister publication Defense News. “So we’re on a track to say, ‘Hey look, anybody can meet the gender non-specific standards, then you can become a SEAL.”

Read more at USA Today

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