Two women have advanced to the final phase of RANGER school and are set to graduate and earn the coveted tab this Friday. In addition to the two women, 94 men are set to take part in graduating also.
This is a first for the ARMY as women have never been invited to take part in the training. They were part of the Army’s gender-integrated assessment of the grueling two-month long school.
Army Secretary John McHugh said in a statement:
“Congratulations to all of our new Rangers. Each Ranger School graduate has shown the physical and mental toughness to successfully lead organizations at any level. This course has proven that every soldier, regardless of gender, can achieve his or her full potential.”
McHugh added: “We owe soldiers the opportunity to serve successfully in any position where they are qualified and capable, and we continue to look for ways to select, train, and retain the best soldiers to meet our nation’s needs.”
Recently, Grunt Style ranked the US Army Ranger School as one of the top 5 toughest in the military.
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