First Women To Graduate Army’s Ranger School

 

Two women have passed the Army’s Ranger School, making them the first two females to complete the combat training program according to the Associated Press.

Upon doing so, they can now wear Ranger tabs on their uniforms. What they cannot do, however, is join the Ranger regiment just yet.

The military has yet to identify either of the two women, who graduated the tough 62-day course along with 94 men.

The military allows women to participate in the Ranger course as part of its push to incorporate more women into combat jobs, but as of now those positions are still closed to female soldiers.

Each Ranger School graduate has shown the physical and mental toughness to successfully lead organizations at any level,” Army Secretary John McHugh said in a statement. “This course has proven that every soldier, regardless of gender, can achieve his or her full potential.”

We owe soldiers the opportunity to serve successfully in any position where they are qualified and capable,” he added.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.