The Norwegian military’s special commando unit (Forsvarets spesialkommando, FSK) was sending out letters this week to 2,000 women chosen from around the country after performing exceptionally well during basic training camps known as sesjon. The women are being asked to take part in a competition that aims to yield Norway’s first female special forces.
News bureau NTB reported that the women are receiving information on how they can apply for the newly established jegertroppen, the unit comprised of highly-trained soldiers who take part in special, often especially dangerous, missions.
The new unit will consist of hand-picked female soldiers, selected on the basis of their good results at the end of basic training. The goal, according to the military, is for them to eventually take on operative service with FSK and in other branches of the military, after another year of advanced training.