female Army Rangers to graduate this week!

Two female soldiers will graduate from the Army’s grueling Ranger School on Friday, becoming the first women to ever complete what is considered one of the U.S. military’s most difficult and premier courses to develop elite fighters and leaders, a senior Army official said.

The accomplishment marks a major breakthrough for women in the armed services at a time when each of the military branches is required to examine how to integrate women into jobs like infantryman in which they have never been allowed to serve. But even as the two new female graduates will be the first women allowed to wear the prestigious Ranger Tab on their uniforms, they still are not allowed to try out for the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, a Special Operations force that remains closed to women and has its own separate, exhausting requirements and training.

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One thought on “female Army Rangers to graduate this week!

  1. I predicted this last week when I read that the current resident of 1600 Penslyvania Ave (when not on vacation) planned to go to Benning for the ceremony.

     

    A lot of my SF/Ranger buddies are, of course, grumbling.

     

    Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:33 PM

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