Women Pass Army Ranger School, First Female Graduates

“Congratulations to all of our new Rangers”. But the teams did a lot together and he said, “I remember Kristen as being a super-dedicated and respectful young lady, certainly the type who would gravitate toward the military”. “It’s an incredibly big deal”.


On Friday the two women will graduate and forever wear their tab.

“Carson could definitely be beneficiary of a Trump implosion, but he can’t count on that”. The Rangers serve in short-notice combat deployments as “the largest special operations combat element in the U.S. Army”.

Ranger School is the Army’s premier combat leadership course, says the Pentagon.

Even with the coveted Ranger tabs, it’s unclear how far they’ll be able to go when it comes to joining elite units.

By passing Ranger School, the two women will now merit wearing the Ranger Tab, but they will not necessarily be allowed to qualify for the 75th Ranger Regiment or have the special skill identifier code added to their MOS. She plans on taking the test this fall.

The two-month Ranger course tests soldiers’ ability to overcome fatigue, hunger and stress during combat operations.

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Since 2013, the Pentagon has notified Congress of 111,000 individual combat positions that were previously closed that will be or have been opened, Davis said.

A year ago the Navy considered seeking an exception that would have prohibited women from serving on older guided missile frigates, mine-countermeasure ships and patrol coast craft. “That is what made them stand out was their performance during all the physical events”. Virtually all are in the Army and Marine Corps, including infantry and armor units that fight on the front lines.

Griest entered Ranger School as a first lieutenant and has yet to pin on her captain’s bars. Since then, the service branches have focused on gender-neutral requirements for all jobs in the military.

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., also congratulated the two women. Making better use of women was a “battlefield necessity rather than social engineering”, she said.


These three women met the standards of the Benning Phase and moved on to the Mountain Phase on July 10. “Not just in the Army, I think actually in the military”, Command Sgt. “All the women did the exact same thing as their male counterparts”, said Col. David G. Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning.

2 women pass Army Ranger School, first female graduates