As the Army continues to integrate women into combat arms jobs, the 75th Ranger Regiment has seen its first female soldier attempt to join its ranks.
The staff sergeant attended the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 2 in June, officials said.
RASP 2 is designed for soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant and above and all officers volunteering for assignment to the elite regiment.
“The female soldier did not meet performance objectives required for assignment to the 75th Ranger Regiment,” said Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, a spokesman for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. “The female soldier has been afforded the opportunity to reapply for RASP 2 beginning December 2016.”
Bockholt, who declined to provide the soldier’s name or military occupational specialty, said the NCO attended the RASP 2 course that began June 16. She has not attended or attempted the Army’s Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia, Bockholt said.
To date, she is the only woman to attend either RASP 1, designed for junior soldiers wishing to join the 75th Ranger Regiment, or RASP 2, Bockholt said.
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