Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Top U.S. Navy Admiral: SEALs Will Be Open To Women

USA Today: Navy SEALs will open to women, top admiral says

The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service's top officer said Tuesday.

Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, said he and the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, Rear Adm. Brian Losey, believe that if women can pass the legendary six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, they should be allowed to serve.

"Why shouldn't anybody who can meet these (standards) be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason," Greenert said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Navy Times' sister publication Defense News. "So we're on a track to say, 'Hey look, anybody can meet the gender non-specific standards, then you can become a SEAL.'"

More News On Reports That The U.S. SEALS Will Now Be "Open" To Women

Navy SEALs set to open to women, top admiral says -- Navy Times
Navy SEALs will open their ranks to women - if they can pass the elite unit's grueling selection -- Daily Mail
Officials say military likely to open most combat jobs to women -- FOX News
Report: Women could be allowed into Navy SEALs -- CNN
Navy SEALs to admit women — if they can pass physically demanding criteria -- Washington Times

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