19 Jan 250+ more women join Saudi Arabian Armed Forces
The Women’s Training Institute of the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces saw 255 female recruits graduate last week.
The newest recruits to the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces specialise in both diplomatic and Hajj and Umrah security.
The latest batch of recruits follows on from the first-ever female recruits to graduated from the Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training Centre which happened in September 2021. This historic event marked the first time that women began service in front-line roles within the forces.
The Kingdom first opened up military recruitment to women back in February 2022. This move was made in support of Vision 2030 and is part of the reforms that are happening across every aspect of the government and life.
Female recruits must meet the same conditions as their male counterparts, with the exception of age. First-time male applicants must be aged between 17 and 40, whereas for female first-time applicants, this rises to 21-40.
Last week’s graduation ceremony was held with the support of Minister of the Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud and Director of Public Security Lieutenant General Mohammed Al Bassami.