Saudi Arabia launches its first women military wing

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Riyadh — Saudi Arabia launched its first women military wing on Wednesday to contribute to the country’s Armed forces, Saudi Ambassador to United States Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud announced on Twitter.

The new women military wing was inaugrated by Chief of Staff General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, in the presence of Director General of the General Administration of Admission and Recruitment at the Armed Forces Major General Imad Al-Aidan.

During the inaugration ceremony, he explained the regulations of acceptance and the allocated locations where the female military unit will be stationed.

The Saudi women can be recruited as lance corporals, corporals, sergeants, and staff sergeants in several branches such as the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Royal Saudi Air Force, Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces, Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force, and Armed Forces Medical Services.

Saudi Arabia is spearheading towards progressive reforms under the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030, which aims at empowering women in every sector.