Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Progress, But Wait, Can't Try Out for the Elite 75th Ranger Regiment

We all know, of course, that usually hierarchies fall in steps, gradually. Great example this week.

U.S. Army officials reported last night that two female soldiers will graduate from the Army’s grueling Ranger School on Friday, becoming the first women to complete one of the U.S. military’s premier courses to develop elite fighters and leaders.

BUT, those women are barred from trying out for the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, a Special Operations force that remains closed to women.

We can celebrate steps, but we have to keep chopping down those barriers.