A National Guard soldier is set to become the Army's first female Green Beret in coming weeks. This female enlisted soldier is in the final stage of training before graduating from the roughly yearlong qualification course.
She is one of only a handful of women who have passed the initial 24-day assessment program that acts as a screening process before the qualification course. The weekslong screening regimen tests candidates on fundamental military skills, including land navigation and marching with heavy combat gear before they are evaluated by Special Forces supervisors-and either denied entry or accepted into the qualification course.
The U.S. Army Special Forces.
The discipline of following a route through unfamiliar terrain on foot or by vehicle, using maps with reference to terrain, a compass, and other navigational tools.
Land navigation is often performed under adverse conditions.