Capt Shaye Haver and First Lt Kristen Griest became the first two females to graduate from Army Ranger school this August. However, it looks like there may have been some foul play involved.
According to a report, a general told his subordinates that “at least one will get through” Ranger school when it was opened up to women.
The sources, who told People magazine about what was going on at Ft. Benning, claim that the women were given 3 weeks of extra training and had their benchmarks lowered.
In fact, the source says that just 3 weeks into the program, all the woman either dropped out or about to be sent home. That is, until Maj Gen. Scott Miller, came down to pressure generals to “play along.”
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From the Daily Mail:
The first two women to graduate from Ranger School have had their elite status questioned amid claims that Army officials vowed to pass at least one of them before the course even started.
Back in January a general is claimed to have told his subordinates that ‘a woman will graduate Ranger School’ this year, as part of the first ever class to include serving female soldiers.
The general, who has not been named, reportedly added: ‘At least one will get through’, according to People.
In August, Capt Shaye Haver and First Lt Kristen Griest became the first two women to graduate from the school, having taken four months to pass all the tests.