A female soldier is on track to become the first woman to become a Green Beret after passing the Special Forces Assessment and Selection, a first since the Army made women eligible for special operations jobs in 2016. The woman, who military officials say will remain anonymous due to the sensitive missions carried out by the Green Berets, has now been selected to move on to the next round of the process, the Special Forces Qualification Course, USASOC spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer was quoted as saying by CNN late Wednesday. “We’re proud of all the candidates who attended and were selected to continue into the qualification course in hopes of earning their Green Beret,” Bymer said. The SFAS is a grueling, 24-day assessment of a candidate’s mental and physical endurance with a notoriously high dropout rate. Several women have attempted the test since it was first opened up to women in 2016, Bymer said. .