First Women Finish Army Ranger School
They had to fight their way in. On Friday, 94 men will finish Ranger School alongside the fabled force’s first two female graduates. There were 17 women in the initial class of 400 students, but these two were the first to complete their training. Both are officers, graduates of West Point — and part of the military’s mandated gender integration effort. The Army has yet to allow women into infantry or armor units — or even the Rangers’ elite special operations team — but must do so by 2016 or explain why they haven’t.