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Sixty female soldiers have qualified for the Army’s rigorous Ranger Training Assessment Course (RTAC), which selects incoming participants for the Army’s Ranger School. Those who successfully complete both RTAC and Ranger School are eligible to become a U.S. Army Ranger. 

Each female soldier was specifically chosen after the Army sent out a call for volunteers in September 2014 and went through a selection process.

Because women are not currently allowed to serve as Army Rangers, any female soldier who successfully completes the course in April will receive the Ranger tab but not Ranger skill identifiers. This could change if incoming Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter decides to open up infantry combat positions to women by January 1, 2016. 


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