Navy’s Elite SEALs Will Be Opened To Women

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The Navy plans to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the brutal training regimen, said the service’s top officer Adm. Jon Greenert, in an interview with Navy Times on Tuesday.


"Why shouldn't anybody who can meet these [standards] be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason," Greenert said. "So we're on a track to say, 'Hey look, anybody who can meet the gender non-specific standards, then you can become a SEAL.'”

This comes on the heels of comprehensive reviews of women in combat arms following the lift of the combat exclusion policy in 2013 by then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

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