Release # 20-07-001FORT BRAGG, N.C. – U.S. Army Special Operations Command confirms the first female Soldier graduated on July 9, 2020 at a COVID-compliant graduation ceremony for the Special Forces Qualification Course.Lt. Gen. Fran Beaudette, Commanding General for U.S. Army Special Operations Command who presided over the graduation ceremony stated, “Each and everyone of you demonstrated the ability to meet the baseline standards and competencies for admission to our Regiment.”The first female Soldier received her Special Forces Tab and donned her Green Beret during this ceremony along-side her classmates.“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,” Beaudette added. “Thankfully, after today, our Green Beret Men and Women will forever stand in the hearts of free people everywhere.”It is our policy to not release the names of service members in training or assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command due to unique missions assigned upon graduation.Please respect the decision of these Soldiers who enter into this profession by helping us protect their identity to the fullest extent.For more information please contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Spokesman, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, at loren.bymer@socom.mil or 910-432-3383.- 30 -