The number of women choosing to take leadership training within Norway’s military is higher than ever before.
Making up 18 percent of those currently in this branch of military schools, 120 out of 666 are women.
To be accepted as students, they and their male counterparts underwent three weeks of tests before taking two exams.
These involve physical and mental trials and management challenges. Candidates also faced challenges in the form of sleep deprivation and lack of food.
Press Officer for the Army in Northern Norway Marianne Øiahals told Dagsavisen, “This is where you really get tested to see if you really fit in,” adding that women often appear to be better prepared for the tests they face.
One candidate who passed the challenges was 22-year-old Cathrine Moen, who has always wanted a career in the Military.
“The worst was the night march, where we ran for six hours. Mud trails were also demanding,” she said.
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