In the Mountains, Female MP Officer Takes a Step Closer To Earning the Ranger Tab

In April, the Army opened Ranger School to women for the first time as part of an evaluation of how to fully integrate the Army’s combat forces. Nineteen female soldiers started the course at Fort Benning, and after three months, three remain.

The common denominator is that all three women are graduates of the United States Military Academy. That is not surprising, said Sue Fulton, who graduated from West Point in 1980 with the first class to include women.

After four days of mountain training, the students are now going through five days of combat technique training. The real test begins Tuesday when the class heads to the Chattahoochee National Forest for graded student-led patrols.
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