Woman Candidate Set To Be First Female Navy SEAL Quits After One Week Of Training

A woman who joined up to become the first ever female Navy SEAL quit after only one week of training, reports Task and Purpose.

The unidentified female candidate dropped out in early August during a three-week course in San Diego that began July 24. It was the first assessment of potential SEAL officers before they can be sent on to more grueling courses, according to the website, which cited “multiple Naval Special Warfare Command sources.”

 Two women, whose names were not released to protect their privacy, entered the famously difficult SEAL training program this summer more than a year and a half after the military allowed female troops to serve in combat roles.

The candidate who dropped out was enrolled in the Navy SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection program. If she had completed the program, she would have faced an officer selection panel and the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL program, or BUD/S, a six-month training course for the elite special operators.

“The unidentified female candidate dropped out in early August during a three-week course in San Diego that began July 24. It was the first assessment of potential SEAL officers before they can be sent on to more grueling courses, according to the website, which cited ‘multiple Naval Special Warfare Command sources,'” reports The Washington Examiner.

Before former President Barack Obama’s rule change, which took effect in January of 2016, women were not allowed in United States Military combat roles. “​But there were no female applicants in the 18 months since that historic change until now,” reported CNN at the end of July, referring to the enlistment of the unidentified candidate.

There is still one remaining female candidate attempting to join the Navy’s special operations teams; this unidentified woman is training for the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) program.

As previously reported by The Daily Wire, women, generally speaking, are unqualified for combat. Moreover, sex-integrated units have been found to be far less effective and more injury-prone than all-male units.

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