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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 02:16 PM Jul 2020

Female US Army soldier makes history by becoming the first woman to become a Green Beret [View all]

Source: Business Insider

In a major achievement for women in the armed forces, a soldier became the US Army's first female Green Beret Thursday, US Army Special Operations Command announced.

The female National Guard soldier, whose name is being withheld due to mission security concerns for special operations troops, graduated from Army Special Forces training, received her Special Forces Tab, and donned her Green Beret at a socially distanced ceremony at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Commanding General for US Army Special Operations Command Lt. Gen. Fran Beaudette told the graduating class Thursday that "from here, you will go forward and join the storied formation of the Green Berets where you will do what you are trained to do: challenge assumptions, break down barriers, smash through stereotypes, innovate, and achieve the impossible."

"Thankfully," the general said, "after today, our Green Beret Men and Women will forever stand in the hearts of free people everywhere."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/female-us-army-soldier-makes-history-by-becoming-the-first-woman-to-become-a-green-beret/ar-BB16xDev?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP

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A pity she has to serve under a draft-dodging republican Commander-in-Chief Champp Jul 2020 #1
Good for her! Baked Potato Jul 2020 #2
My Dad was too, and would have been so happy about this. mahina Jul 2020 #3
Nice! soothsayer Jul 2020 #4
De oppresso liber! EX500rider Jul 2020 #5
I'll be looking forward to hearing her story some day Auggie Jul 2020 #6
I thought I saw this story a year ago. athenasatanjesus Jul 2020 #7
nope obamanut2012 Jul 2020 #8
So the song has to be changed to men and woman? marie999 Jul 2020 #9
HOOAH! TomSlick Jul 2020 #10
Futurama VA_Jill Jul 2020 #11
This message was self-deleted by its author CatLady78 Jul 2020 #12
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