A soldier is on tap to finish the Army's highly selective Special Forces Qualification Course and become the first-ever female Green Beret in the service's history. The unidentified National Guard soldier is close to completing the grueling qualification course to become a Special Forces engineer sergeant. Citing unnamed officials, the New York Times reported the woman is 'almost guaranteed' to complete the yearlong course, making it likely that she will finish, barring any injuries.
Women have previously made it past the roughly three-week-long Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course since military combat roles opened to women in 2016, but no female soldiers have ever passed the Qualification Course, or Q Course.
Part of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces.
A construction and demolitions specialist.
Special Forces engineer sergeants have very demanding physical requirements.