For the first time, a female U.S. soldier has made it through the physically and mentally challenging selection process required for entering the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course.
The 24-day Special Forces Assessment and Selection was reserved for men only until the Pentagon opened all combat arms jobs to women in January 2016 at the order of outgoing Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
‘Since that time, several females have attempted SFAS which consists of a continual assessment of each candidate by professional cadre throughout a 24-day rigorous test of mental and physical stamina,’ said Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, a spokesman for Army Special Operations Command.中譯：
The leader and chief executive officer of the U.S. Department of Defense.
A collective name for troops within national armed forces to participate in direct tactical ground combat.
The use of multiple combat arms in mutually supporting ways is known as combined arms.