Well she isnt even a Ranger yet. SHe is in basic and has a Female DS who was a ranger.. She really looks up to her as a role-model and says she is thinking about trying out for it also. Im just curious what she would be doing so i can tell her
It means the unit is a Military Police Battalion. There are no female Rangers in the US Army. If you want specific info Google USArmy.com and look for info under careers, MOS (Military Occupational Specialties) or service schools.
Originally posted by Persy: Never heard of a female Army Ranger?! Entirely too physical - Rangers carry about 200 lbs on their backs, which would tear down a woman's spinal cord in a very short time.
What's important Persy, is the very fact that she wants to be a Ranger in the first place! More power to women who aspire to serve the USA in a military role as you your-self, are doing now! Salute to you and all of the gals in service where ever they may be, and God's Speed!
Originally posted by Robtheman: hummmm i wonder if maybe she mis-heard??? I give the DS the benefit of the doubt that she wouldnt lie to a recruit... Agree?
I agree - I think it's highly unlikely that a DS would misrepresent herself that way.
It's possible that the DS is a paratrooper, and that the young female recruit mistook "rigger" - since females have to be in the rigger MOS to go to jump school, I think. Please correct me, if I am mistaken in that, anyone who knows first-hand.
Whatever the accomplishments of the DS, I think it's great for female recruits to be able to have a female role model. I don't think a role model necessarily has to be of the same gender - but it's great for females to see other female Soldiers whose accomplishments they can aspire to.
Originally posted by dman1948: Isn't/was there a female Navy Seal? I saw a movie on it...There can be only one!!!
What about S.F.? can a female become S.F.?
It was a movie for crying out loud! G.I. Jane (Demi Moore). A woman in the ranks will destroy it's integrity. The bonding of men in these special groups is extremely important, a woman will alter that no matter how hard she tries to fit in.