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Monday, December 1, 2014
Ranger School Open for Women
Women are slowly breaking down the barriers in the U.S. military. It appears that female soldiers will now be able to attend Ranger school. This 8 week course is a premier school and one of the hardest to successfully pass. Of the students that begin the course less than 50% will earn the right to wear the Ranger Tab. Of concern to many Rangers is the fear that the course will be "watered down" to allow women to graduate. The same "watering down" process took place in the U.S. Army when co-ed basic training was introduced. Learn more in "Ranger School PT Test May Be Top Obstacle for Females", Military.com, November 28, 2014.