Monday, January 19, 2015

Army Ranger School Goes Co-Ed ... For Now

For the first time, women will be allowed to attend Ranger School, one of the military's most physically demanding courses, in a major milestone on the path to open ground combat occupations to female soldiers.
About 60 women volunteered and met the basic requirements to enter the course as part of a one-time assessment, the Army said Thursday. The co-ed class will begin April 20 at Fort Benning in Georgia. The average class size is about 300.
"Those who meet the standards and graduate from the course will receive a certificate and be awarded the Ranger tab," said Lt. Col. Ben Garrett, an Army spokesman.
A decision about whether to permanently open the course to women will be made after the course is completed. The Army has said it will not change any standards for women in the course.
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