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Will the United States Army allow female rangers into the 75th Army Ranger Regiment by January 31, 2016?

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December 31, 2015 @ 09:59pm PST

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BeteNoire   •   Fri Jan 01 2016 at 03:07pm PST

BeteNoire   •   Fri Jan 01 2016 at 03:07pm PST

In a historic transformation of the American military, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said on Thursday that the Pentagon would open all combat jobs to women.

“There will be no exceptions,” Mr. Carter said at a news conference. He added, “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat. They’ll be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force parajumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men.”

SneakyPete   •   Fri Jan 01 2016 at 06:53pm PST

Agreed that steps will be taken transition woman into “SPECIAL UNITS”. WHEN THIS TRANSITION TAKES PLACE REMAINS TO BE SEEN. Chances are that the passages of the SF Quote course, SEAL BUDs training, or Marine Force Recon training by woman will remain to be see. Staff assignments be mostly the first to be seen before combat roles are see.

BeteNoire   •   Fri Jan 01 2016 at 07:14pm PST

Wouldn’t you agree that they are now “allowed”?

BeteNoire   •   Fri Jan 01 2016 at 03:06pm PST

Given that it has been announced by Secretary of Defense Carter that all combat role are now open to women, it seems that this question can now be judged.

SneakyPete   •   Fri Nov 13 2015 at 07:47pm PST

Just a point of clarification on the answer to the market. Would an assignment to a STAFF position at Battalion/Regiment or assignent to a Ranger Company position answer as a YES? OR both?

BeteNoire   •   Sat Nov 14 2015 at 07:39am PST

Are those positions considered part of the regiment?

SneakyPete   •   Sat Nov 14 2015 at 12:13pm PST

YES? However my question deals primarly is will they assigned to a deployable “Combat” assignment postion. Fyi: 75 Ranger Oraanization Chart. www.soc.mil/rangers/organization.html
Regiment = HQ Company + 1st, 2d, 3d Rgr battalions & Support Company
Battalion = HQ Company + A + B + C + D Companies + Support Company.
DOD policy currently prohibits female soldiers being assigned to Special Combat Commands I.E. Special Forces, Ranger, or Seal units.
I coud possibly see Ranger qualfied females being assigned to the Ranger training element of the Supprt Company. I understand that 4 additional female candidates are currentlly under going training in additon to the two who have already earned their Ranger Tabs.

BeteNoire   •   Sat Nov 14 2015 at 12:16pm PST

are there any females currently in the regiment in non-combat roles of which you are aware?

SneakyPete   •   Sat Nov 14 2015 at 12:59pm PST

I do not know if there current are any females assigned to the Regiment in ANY capacity, COMBAT or NON-COMBAT assignment. That is why I was trying to get clarification if an assignment to a “COMBAT or NON-COMBAT ROLE” would correctly answer the market. As more female candidates attend the training course, I can only assume that there would be a requirement for annsweing female cadre to be assiged. PC POLICE may be watching.

wstritt   •   Fri Aug 21 2015 at 01:49pm PDT

I believe there is a typo in the question. I assume you mean Jan 31, 2016 rather than Jan 31, 2015.

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"Doubt igt will happen anytime soon in the combat units. "

SneakyPete sold at 50.00%
August 20, 2015 @ 07:39pm PDT

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