Inside the World’s first all-female special forces unit: Norway’s Jegertroppen

NORWAY’S experimental launch of the world’s first all-female military special forces unit has been hailed a resounding success as the ‘Jegertroppen’ mark their third anniversary.

The Jegertroppen – or “Hunter Troops” – was started after Norway’s Armed Forces’ Special Command saw an increased need for female special operations soldiers — particularly in places like Afghanistan where male troops were forbidden from communicating with women.

The exclusion of half the population was having a detrimental impact on intelligence gathering and building community relations.