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Saudi Arabia’s first batch of female soldiers graduate from military academy

Written by FDM

For the first time in Saudi Arabia’s history, women were allowed to graduate from the Armed Forces Womens Cadre Training Centre, after completing 14 weeks of basic training that began on May 30.

Saudi women are now allowed into the Saudi military for the first time; in the kingdom’s attempt to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in all fields as part of its Vision 2030.

According to reports, the female soldiers were inducted on Wednesday after completing a 14-week military training course which began on May 30.

Saudi Arabia opened military recruitment to women in February this year allowing them to sign up through a unified admission portal. They can now climb the ranks from soldier to officer in the Royal Saudi Air Defence, Royal Saudi Navy, Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force and the Armed Forces Medical Services.