WASHINGTON — The U.S. Naval Academy’s superintendent says he’s confident the school could produce female Navy SEALs, if the military changes its policy to allow them to serve in that special operations role.

Vice Adm. Walter “Ted” Carter said Monday that male graduates who go into that service assignment are the most successful of any group of men that go into special operations across the country. He says that shows the academy has a formula that works.

If the military opens up special operations to women, Carter says he has “no doubt that our women will do very well in that program, just as they have in all other communities.”

Last week, the commander of the Navy’s special warfare units recommended that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be open to women.

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