Army 75th Ranger Regiment to get its first female

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A sign in the shape of the U.S. Army Ranger tab hangs above the training area at Fort Benning, Ga., in April, 2014. (AUSTIN BERNER/U.S. ARMY)
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A sign in the shape of the U.S. Army Ranger tab hangs above the training area at Fort Benning, Ga., in April, 2014. (AUSTIN BERNER/U.S. ARMY)

Army 75th Ranger Regiment to get its first female

by: Dianna Cahn | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — A female soldier has become the first to pass the selection course for the exclusive Army 75th Ranger Regiment and will become the first female special operator in the military sometime in the spring, a spokesman for the unit said.

The female soldier graduated the regiment’s Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 2 in December after completing the 21-day course for officers and noncommissioned officers in the rank of staff sergeant and above, Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt said.

The Army will not release any identifying information about the soldier in keeping with its security policy for all its rangers, Bockholt said.

The 75th Ranger Regiment is the Army’s premier special operations raid force, conducting “large scale joint forcible entry operations” and small surgical raids — inserting quietly into areas around the globe to capture or kill high-value targets. The work is physically and psychologically demanding, requiring specialized fitness and training skills.

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