By: Stephen Losey
The Air Force now has its first female airman who is in the training pipeline to become a combat controller.
In an email, 1st. Lt. Jeremy Huggins of the Air Force’s Special Warfare Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas said the enlisted combat control candidate began the eight-week special warfare preparatory course on Oct. 14. If she graduates, she will move on to the assessment and selection course, Huggins said.
A previous female candidate intended to enter the special warfare training pipeline earlier this year to become a combat controller, Huggins said. But she was reclassified into a different career field shortly before she was to begin the special warfare prep course, he said, and she never entered the training wing’s pipeline.