Army To Consider Sending Women To Elite Ranger School

Last month the Marine Corps announced that it would enroll women for the first time in its combat infantry officer training school. While one Marine Corps official said it did not mean the service would send women into combat, the Marine Corps Times called the move “monumental.” Now, Reuters reports that the Army is considering allowing women in its elite Ranger school. “If we determine that we’re going to allow women to go in the infantry and be successful, they are probably at some time going to have to go through Ranger School,” Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno told reporters during a Pentagon briefing in Washington. Odierno said no decision had been made and the Army was collecting data as the service sets “a course forward.”