Saudi Arabia Begins to Open Enlistment for Female Soldiers – Saudi Arabia is starting to open registrations for female soldiers. The Saudi Ministry of Defense said both men and women can now apply for military service through the unified admissions portal.
Saudi Arabia Begins to Open Enlistment for Female Soldiers
cheapestbuy11 – As quoted from Alarabiya, Monday (22/2), women can register to join the Army, Royal Air Defense, Royal Saudi Navy, Royal Saudi Strategic Missile Force, and Armed Forces Medical Services.
According to the Ministry, Saudi women can be recruited as soldiers, spear corporals, corporals, sergeants and staff sergeants.
The move was carried out under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 initiative, one of which is advancing Saudi Arabian women in various fields.
To join the armed forces, a woman must be between 21 and 40 years old, at least 155 cm tall, and not a government employee.
Prospective soldiers must also pass admission procedures, have no criminal records, and be medically fit.
Saudi women must also have an independent national identity card, have at least a high school education, and must not marry a non-Saudi Arabian national.
Meanwhile, male citizens who wish to join the armed forces must be between 17 and 40 years old and have a minimum height of 160 cm.
They must also pass admissions procedures, have no criminal records, and prove they are medically fit for duty.
Saudi Arabia has previously allowed women to join the security forces, and allowed them to drive vehicles and travel abroad without the need for permission from a male ‘guardian’.
In recent times, Saudi Arabia has indeed sought to improve the country’s image and maximize the tourism sector as a plan to expand the country’s source of income apart from exports of crude oil.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also issued regulations that allow foreign and unmarried tourists to share a room in the lodging they rent. They did this as a follow-up to the decision to start granting visas for tourist purposes.
Even Saudi Arabia now has dog cafes. The cafe allows visitors to bring pets while sipping coffee.