27 Apr '16, 8pm

Female Ranger School grad makes history again, joins the infantry

Female Ranger School grad makes history again, joins the infantry

Kristen Griest, one of the first female soldiers ever to graduate Ranger School. U.S. Army WASHINGTON — One of the first female soldiers to earn the coveted Ranger Tab last summer has now become the Army’s first woman in the infantry. Capt. Kristen Griest, a West Point graduate who last August completed several grueling months of Ranger School, was approved Monday to transfer from the Army’s military police branch into the infantry, said Lt. Col. Jerry Pionk, a spokesman for the service. She is attending the Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, Ga., which physically and mentally prepares infantry and armor officers to command front-line fighting companies. “Like any other officer wishing to branch-transfer, Capt. Griest applied for an exception to Army policy to transfer from military police to infantry,” said Bob Purtiman, spokesman for the Maneuver Center of ...

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