The female STO candidate has successfully completed the Special Tactics/Guardian Angel Assessment and Selection Course, the first course for STOs within the Special Warfare Training Wing (SWTW), and she is now awaiting the Pre-Dive Course.
As such, she has proceeded farther in the pipeline than any female pursuing Pararescue, Combat Control, Special Reconnaissance, Special Tactics Officer or Combat Rescue Officer specialties.
The pre-dive course should begin within the next few weeks, but safety precautions due to COVID-19 coronavirus, could change the timeline. At this time, the women in the training pipeline have not been delayed in starting courses due to the spread of COVID-19.
The unit to train and develop Special Warfare Airmen for future combat operations across the globe.
Rescue and medically treat downed military personnel from a hostile or otherwise unreachable area.
Special Tactics employs Pararescue in support of SOF missions.