US Female Soldiers Work with Host Nation Security Forces
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar - USSOCOM has recently been developing Female Engagement Teams (FETs) across the Middle East. When looking at the country of Qatar, they determined the 379th ESFS was a valuable and untapped resource.
USSOCOM has previously conducted an exchange program with the Qatari female officers, utilizing U.S. Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). This will, however, be the first FET from the 379th ESFS to engage and work with the Host Nation female security forces.
As USSOCOM and Partnered Coalition Forces move away from the GWOT and return to normal peacetime/security operations, the FET program is maintaining a steady state of employment to ensure persistent engagement with Host Nation women, continuing to respect their culture and traditions.
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