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    It was clear that nobody's opinion was being solicited. The message came from the Chief of Staff of the Army, and the order seems to have come from echelons above him: Ranger School will admit women within a few months. And the women will pass, whatever it takes.

    Female officers have complained that the lack of the school credential disadvantages them for promotions and commands, and in an election year their complaints have found champions among the political appointees in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In a Department whose highest priority is the Secretary's million-dollar Gulfstream commute, and that has lost interest in two ongoing wars and a dozen other flashpoints where soldiers risk their lives daily, a stroke of a pen can upend a 60-year-old course that embodies a tradition with roots in the 18th Century.

    And it just did.

    The Ranger Training Brigade has been told to roll the welcome mat and the first class could be 03/13 but will definitely be 05/13 at the latest. Each class in the remainder of FY 13 will receive five to eight women, and the treatment, mentoring, nurturing and ultimate success of those female candidates will be intensively managed by the Chief of Staff and the Sergeant Major of the Army, not to mention civilian appointees

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    If this is true, it's blasphemy. Holy shit.
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    Default Re: Women in Ranger School? - Say it isn't so!

    I have been hearing this for a few days, but have not seen anything official yet.

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    11W ?
    At some point in your life you must look in the mirror and decide if you like what you see.

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    no.. 69H Field Motivator

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    Default Re: Women in Ranger School? - Say it isn't so!

    This article The Washington Post from about an hour ago makes much more sense.

    Read this.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...1TU_story.html
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    Default Re: Women in Ranger School? - Say it isn't so!

    Hmmmm....

    I'm still trying to pinpoint the time when the Army went from being a war-fighting force to being a great social experiment......

    The big question of course is: If women are admitted to Ranger School, will KH have to clean up his language???
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    what a fucking joke.......
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    Default Re: Women in Ranger School? - Say it isn't so!

    I'm sure the standards won't be changed to accommodate them.

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    But they want to live a life of danger. oh, nevermind,,,,,,,,they want to get promoted faster. Every unit needs a few 69H's.

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    Default Re: Women in Ranger School? - Say it isn't so!

    How about getting rid of the male vs. female pt standards. Hold everyone to the same standard. Oh and raise the bar a little too. Then see about women in uniform, let alone Ranger school. With very few exceptions, all we ever used them for were as "moral support specialists". Now to make sure my wife doesn't see this

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    Default Re: Women in Ranger School? - Say it isn't so!

    Quote Originally Posted by ArticPara View Post
    ...And the women will pass, whatever it takes.
    Will they also guarantee that the men will pass whatever it takes? Sounds like a discrimination lawsuit to me - either they make sure that the women pass based on their ability to complete the same course as the men, or they guarantee everybody passes. Buncha BS if you ask me, and I'm not even Ranger-qualified!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcgyver View Post
    Hmmmm....

    I'm still trying to pinpoint the time when the Army went from being a war-fighting force to being a great social experiment......
    1992
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenlavine1 View Post
    1992
    Spot on. Mine was the last all male BCT class at Fort Lost in the Woods that ended in December 1991.

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    Default Re: Women in Ranger School? - Say it isn't so!

    Quote Originally Posted by kenlavine1 View Post
    1992
    well before then. Women were laying on their backs to do pull ups when I went through in 88-89
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