Is this weakening our military? A third female has passed the Army Ranger school in the original group of 19.
She will earn the coveted Ranger Tab along with 87 men, according to an Oct. 12 press release from the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The West Point graduate had to repeat all three phases of the two-month course. She follows two of her Ranger School classmates — Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, who earned their Tabs in an Aug. 21 in a historic ceremony at Fort Benning.
When she graduates on Oct. 16, she will have spent 180 days in the course, the release states.
Over the past two years, only about 40 percent of men successfully completed the course. Typically only 25 percent of Ranger School students graduate without having to repeat at least one phase of the grueling course, according to officials from the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, which runs the program.
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