A woman has made it through the Navy SEAL officer assessment and selection for the first time.
The unidentified woman completed the screening earlier this year, according to Military.com. The news was disclosed this month at a meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.
Despite women being permitted to be considered for SEAL openings since 2016, no woman has made it through the grueling selection process.
Candidates for Navy SEAL officer assessment and selection are chosen from Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, Officer Candidate School, and service academies.