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The first ever female graduates of the Army's notoriously rigorous Ranger school received their elite tabs on Friday along with 94 male soldiers.
The graduation ceremony, held at Fort Benning, Georgia, was the capstone of a historic week for 1st Lt. Kristen Griest of Orange, Connecticut. Scott Miller, commander of all Army infantry and armor training and education, told the graduates they all met Ranger standards — regardless of their sex. Although the women graduated, they are not permitted to actually the Army Rangers, or even serve in infantry or any special operations posts, because they are women. At a news conference Thursday, flanked by several of their fellow male graduates, the two said that they were motivated to get through the punishing day course by thinking of the doors they were opening for other women.
Griest said at the Army panel.
So I had that pressure on myself. Four hundred soldiers — including 19 women — started the grueling Ranger training in April, but just Griest and Haver, along with 94 men, completed the full course. This was the first year that the Army opened Ranger School to women. The training tests physical endurance and survival skills, with graduates stretched to the extreme on mental and physical stress.
The day exam includes a 5-mile run in 40 minutes; a mile march in three hours; an air assault in Florida's swamps; and other obstacles. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called the women Thursday to offer his congratulations. Elizabeth Chuck is a reporter for NBC News who focuses on health and mental health, particularly issues that affect women and children.
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