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S Arabia opens military recruitment to women

  • Published at 08:46 pm February 22nd, 2021
Saudi Arabia Airport
File photo: A Saudi woman walks with her luggage as she arrives at King Fahad International Airport on August 5, 2019 Reuters

The move comes under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 initiative

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Defence announced that men and women in the Kingdom can now apply for positions in the military through their unified admission portal.

Women will be able to sign up to join the Saudi Arabian Army, Royal Saudi Air Defence, Royal Saudi Navy, Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force, and Armed Forces Medical Services.

Saudi Arabian woman can be recruited as soldiers, lance corporals, corporals, sergeants, and staff sergeants, according to the ministry.

The move comes under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 initiative, introducing reforms that advance Saudi Arabian women in various fields.

To join the armed forces, a woman must be between the age of 21 and 40 years old, be 155 centimeters tall or above, and cannot be a government employee. She must also pass admission procedures, have a clean criminal record, and be medically fit for service.

A Saudi Arabian woman must also hold an independent national identity card, have at least a high school education, and cannot be married to a non-Saudi Arabian citizen.

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