The Army has issued its rules for opening Special Forces to women as part of several policy revisions affecting the service’s special operations career fields. Announced March 8, the changes apply to enlisted personnel seeking assignments in three specialties: Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations.

Special Forces

• SF is open to male and female soldiers. However, before attending Special Forces Assessment and Selection, known as SFAS, soldiers must complete a physical assessment test that, as a minimum, includes 49 pushups, 59 situps, a 2-mile run of 15:12 minutes or less, and six pullups.

• Female soldiers must have a negative pregnancy test within 30 days before their report date to SFAS.