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Woman Selected for Rangers

Woman Selected for Rangers
The female officer is the first selected for the 75th Ranger Regiment.

A female officer made it through the rigorous Rangers selection process in December, says Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt. 


Since the woman is in the special operations forces, personal information about her is not available. With her identity protected, we don’t know much about this landmark soldier but we do know a bit about the tests she went through. 


The three week Ranger program is for staff sergeants and above, as well as officers. To pass the course you must achieve or pass:

  • A score of 240 on the Army Physical Fitness Test, with 6 chin-ups completed.
  • A five-mile run in 40 minutes or less.
  • A 12-mile ruck march in three hours or less with a 35-pound pack.
  • Completion of the Ranger Swim Ability Evaluation.
  • A full psychological screening.
  • A Commander's Board screening.  

These rigid requirements are just the bare minimum to be selected for the 

Rangers. Last June a non-commissioned female officer attempted it but fell short. 

The new Ranger will report to her new unit in the spring, after she out-processes and receives her new orders. We look forward to seeing the next proven woman join the ranks of the Rangers. 


ArmyTimes first reported the story.