US Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sienna De Santis and US Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Heidi Dean, greet children during a patrol in Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, in this 2010 file photo. The head of Special Operations Forces (SOF) says he supports the integration of women into the Navy SEALs. Courtesy of David Hernandez/DOD photo/Reuters/File
Women Could Be Great Navy SEALs, Says Head Of Special Ops -- Christian Science Monitor
The head of Special Ops has indicated his support for integrating women into the elite force. The necessity, he adds, is ensuring that all special operators are in peak physical condition.
The head of Special Operations Forces (SOF) says he supports the integration of women into the elite force.
“It’s time to do this,” says the organization’s top officer, Adm. William McRaven.
“We’ve had women supporting direct Special Operations for quite some time,” he added in remarks Tuesday morning at the Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict conference in Washington.
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My Comment: Even Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal believes that this is a good idea .... but some positions are going to be closed.