Qatar’s VIP female protection team trains with US military

Members of Qatar’s female VIP Protection Unit have recently completed courses in martial arts, medical training and shooting basics with a group of women serving in the US Armed Forces.

The training was done during a two-week skill exchange between nine female US marines and 25 women from Qatar’s Internal Security Force, who serve on a team that guards prominent local females.

While Qatar’s female VIP protection officers have not previously received much publicity, their sisters in Dubai – the 17 female officers in the Dubai Police VIP protection unit – have received positive coverage in the media.

The 17 women perform the same duties as their 100 male colleagues, including working as outriders on motorbikes to escort dignitaries, and protecting them when walking around in public.

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Source News: Doha News
Photo: Cpl. Anna Albrecht/Marine Corps