Army pilot, military cop are 1st women to pass Ranger School
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) -- One of the first women to graduate from the Army's grueling Ranger School says she hopes her success will go toward proving that women in the military are capable of doing the same jobs that men do.
Capt. Kristen Griest of Orange, Connecticut said her successful completion of the two-month program show that women "can deal with the same stresses and training that men can."
Griest and First Lt. Shaye Haver of Copperas Cove, Texas, will graduate at Fort Benning, Georgia, along with 94 men on Friday.
Completing the course lets the two women wear the coveted Ranger black-and-gold tab.
Both women are graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.