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The First Female Is Joining the Army’s Elite 75th Ranger Regiment

January 19, 2017

A female officer has completed the Army’s selection process for the 75th Ranger Regiment, and will join the unit in the next few months, USAOC spokesman Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt said Wednesday.

The future female ranger completed Ranger Assessment and Selection Program II in December, he said.

The identity of the ranger has not been released.

“The identity, career fields and backgrounds of our Rangers are not provided in accordance with our current security policy,” the Bockholt told the Army Times. “It’s not based solely on them being a female. We protect all of our special operations forces.”

The 75th Ranger Regiment is now the first special operations unit to have a female soldier graduate its selection course, which lasts three weeks.

This is distinct from completing Ranger School as three women have already graduated from the course. After completing the school, they returned to the conventional Army.

Bockholt told the Army Times, that the female ranger will not join the unit until the spring.