The Navy on Thursday announced its first woman had joined its special operations community after she completed training to become a Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC).
The woman, who is not identified, graduated from the Crewman Qualification Training Class 115 on Thursday and received her pin, becoming a Special Warfare Combatant Crewman.
She graduated along with 16 men, according to Naval Special Warfare Command (NSW or NSWC), the Navy’s component of United States Special Operations Command. The woman will now head to a Special Boat Team, NSW told Breitbart News on Friday.
NSW said in a statement:
Graduates of any NSW assessment and selection pipeline have met the rigorous standards to enter their chosen profession, demonstrating they possess the character, cognitive and leadership attributes required to join the force. Historically, about 35 percent of SWCC candidates make it to graduation.
It added that the training “challenges candidates through adversity,