All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change

On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who had attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source.

Ranger School, which grooms the Army’s most elite special operations fighting force, opened its doors to women for the first time this year. Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the school’s first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round. The Friday announcement will confirm that this happened again.

To many, this means the system is working as it should.

Oh Oh… OK some rangers equals 2.


  • Exile1981

    Yes because i want my country defended by people who can’t meet the minimum standards; I mean it worked so well among police, firefighters, and fighter pilots what could go wrong…..


    • BillyHW

      Do you think women will ever know their place again?

      • ellake

        NO, I don’t think so,
        However, as a woman, I agree that if some of women (or men) do not meet the standards (like in this case) then they should not be allowed to work in that profession.

      • WalterBannon

        after the Muslims take charge, yes

      • Frau Katze

        After our civilization collapses.

  • BillyHW
  • mauser 98

    ‘read it is happening thru the western world. Marines, Navy, fire dept’s. etc

    one former Marine interviewed said no female has ever passed USMC standard basic training , yet they are in.

  • WalterBannon

    In other news, only 2 rangers are democrats, all the rest have common sense.

  • simus1

    Sort of a silly exercise on many levels.
    Rangers deal in special situations where quick action, physical strength and endurance are the key to success and who can say how long any qualifying male individual can remain at that level over a given time.

    A more practical level for women to strive for as officers/soldiers would be more along the lines of what was expected of WW2 Japanese combat soldiers in physical fitness, combat savvy, and fighting spirit (leaving out the Prussian inspired basic training with continuous physical/mental abuse, plus atrocity, suicide, as culturally important proclivities).

  • tom_billesley

    In 1981, two candidates died during the selection test. According to Regiment legend, the commanding officer summoned Warrant Officer ‘Lofty’ Wiseman who ran the course. ‘What are we supposed to say about this Lofty? There are questions in the Commons.’
    Lofty responded: ‘The way I see it, sir, is that it’s Nature’s way of telling them they’ve failed.’
    Army humour is dark. SAS humour is pitch black.

    • simus1

      It could be said that the SAS style is carefully based on the polar opposite of the brawny American football hero that the US Army Ranger often typifies.
      Someone once offered the thought that camouflage in their world starts at the most basic level possible: “We like a deadly chap who looks like he wouldn’t say boo to a goose.”