POTD: Jegertroppen – World's First All-Female Special Forces Unit

Eric B
by Eric B

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is where you can discover the World of firearms through the camera lens. Every day we run a new theme, a few selected pictures, and a short story and credit to the person behind the lens. Today we’re looking at some photos from 2013, from when the Norwegian Defense decided to establish a Special Forces unit only consisting of females. At the time, 2000 females were invited to apply to the unit. It was reported then to be the world’s first all-female special forces unit. The unit is called Jegertroppen (translated: Hunter Troop) and you can find their recruiting homepage here.

The gloves are off!
The Glock P80. Norway approved the Glock 17 Gen 1 once upon a time, which is now being upgraded to Gen 4.
All photos by the Norwegian Defense, photographer: Vegard Breie / Hæren.
To learn more about this special unit, please check Wikipedia’s article as well.
Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • I March to the Eagle I March to the Eagle on May 12, 2021

    So besides being female what distinguishes them from a male unit? What is their mission? I see no tactical advantage using them. Enlighten me.

  • Eric B. Eric B. on May 12, 2021

    These Amazons will be the trail blazers for other nations' "sister" SOF groups in the future .
    But the Army's Delta Force has had a few of these exceptional women folded into the group
    (Or so I've heard from a former NSA operator).