Female Army Rangers will soon be a reality


20100626035450!Ranger-tab The Army is opening up it’s premiere leadership course, Ranger School, to females and needs volunteers for both students and observers.

Women who complete the Ranger assessment course as students will be awarded the Ranger tab to wear, but will not be awarded associated Ranger skill identifiers due to restrictions in Title 10, U.S. Code, Section 652. The decision to change that or not is scheduled to be made by the secretary of Defense no later than Jan. 1, 2016 when he determines if women will be permitted to become Infantry Soldiers and serve in other closed military occupational specialties. So, we could potentially be seeing females wearing the tab in the next year or so.

The bigger question is:  Will this finally open up the 11-series Infantry MOS to women?

ranger Pictured: Suck embracement.

Source: http://www.army.mil/article/133641/

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