From Revolution to Rangers, Meet the Women Who’ve Pushed the Military’s Boundaries
Two female soldiers are set on Friday to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School, the grueling nine-week training and leadership course that just two out of every five candidates pass.
That does not mean they will necessarily get to fight. The Army, like the other branches of the military, has yet to officially decide if women will be allowed to take up actual combat roles.
But the two women, First Lt. Kristen Griest and Lt. Shaye Haver, already have experience in jobs that could take them near the front lines. They are the latest in a long line of female fighters who pushed the military’s barriers on what is considered women’s work. In fact, the tradition extend