Scam: The first women to pass Ranger School only made it because of special treatment

The issue of women in combat is always going to be a hot topic.  Most people inside and out of the military have a problem with this.  In our PC culture that we live in now it would seem as though anything goes.  But the question really remains.  How is it fair to women to lower standards for combat?  Doesn’t put us all in danger?

Multiple anonymous sources have reportedly come forward to claim that the female candidates for Ranger School, including 1st Lt Griest (pictured) were given extra training and lower standards

 

  • First women to pass Ranger School were given extra training and lowered benchmarks after General vowed ‘at least one of them will pass’, report claims
  • Shaye Haver and Kristen Griest graduated from the course last month
  • Sources now allege they were given help not on offer to the men
  • Female candidates were reportedly given three months of extra coaching before the men started the same course
  • ‘Pressure was put on trainers’ to make sure at least one woman graduated
  • The Army denies the existence of a special training unit that allowed the women to prepare for Fort Benning before the school started

The first two women to graduate from Ranger School have had their elite status questioned amid claims that Army officials vowed to pass at least one of them before the course even started.
Back in January a general is claimed to have told his subordinates that ‘a woman will graduate Ranger School’ this year, as part of the first ever class to include serving female soldiers.
The general, who has not been named, reportedly added: ‘At least one will get through’, according to People.
In August, Capt Shaye Haver and First Lt Kristen Griest became the first two women to graduate from the school, having taken four months to pass all the tests.

Captain Shaye Haver (pictured) and First Lieutenant Kristen Griest became the first women to pass Ranger School, but that accolade has now been called into question
Captain Shaye Haver (pictured) and First Lieutenant Kristen Griest became the first women to pass Ranger School, but that accolade has now been called into question.

Multiple anonymous sources have reportedly come forward to claim that the female candidates for Ranger School, including 1st Lt Griest (pictured) were given extra training and lower standards
Multiple anonymous sources have reportedly come forward to claim that the female candidates for Ranger School, including 1st Lt Griest (pictured) were given extra training and lower standards

According to unnamed sources, quoted by People, the general’s words had a ‘ripple effect’ through the ranks at Fort Benning, where part of the training takes place, leading to the women being given lenient treatment.
People’s sources claim that shortly after the general’s comments were made, the women were sent to a special training camp to prepare them for Ranger School along with some of the men.

The sources say that before Ranger School started, the women were given training for it.
However, while the men were given a strict pass-no pass standard to meet, the sources claim that the women were allowed to attempt the course as many times as they liked.

Once that was completed, multiple sources say the female hopefuls were then taken to Fort Benning itself, where they spent several months being given intense preparation for the course.

This phase of training was open only to the women, the sources say, while the men were simply told to report to Ranger School when the training opening in April.

During this preparation period, it is claimed that the women were given nutritional advice, and coached on how to pass the school by star graduate Sergeant First Class Robert Hoffnagle.

Finally, the sources allege that the women were also given preferential treatment while taking part in the course itself.

According to People, less than three weeks into the course, all of the woman had either dropped out or were about to be sent home, which prompted Maj Gen. Scott Miller to travel to see them.

While the Major has acknowledged going to see the women in the past, it was never revealed what he had spoke to them about.  Sources claim his presence was actually designed to exert influence over their trainers.

The source said: ‘No matter what the general intended to convey, the instructors had no choice but to take this to mean, “Play along.” The instructors knew what they were expected to do. They did it.’

Many of us have an issue with women serving in combat roles.  I have written on this before and the comments received are overwhelming.  I have served in the military myself and there has always been an issue as to why standards for men are at a higher bar than they are for women.  The fact is that men are built for this.  Call me a sexist if you want but maybe you should just call me a gentleman with honor.

Earl Hall

Earl Hall

Owner of the Conservative Internet Radio Station Right Talk USA (www.RightTalkUSA.com), Host of The Earl Hall Show "The #1 Black Conservative Talk Show Host in Wisconsin", and Author of "Somewhere In The Middle - My Transition From Left to Right" (on Amazon). email [email protected]

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