2 Women Passed Army Ranger School; Here's How Hard It Is
For the first time ever, two women have graduated from U.S. Army Ranger School. Here's how hard it is for anyone to pass the grueling 61-day course.By Jamal Andress | August 18, 2015
The 61-day course consists of three phases. Phase one is called "Benning." Some of the tasks that have to be completed include the Combat Water Survival Assessment (CWSA), the Worm Pit and a 12-mile march with 35 pounds worth of gear. Only 50 percent of Ranger students complete the first phase.
Phase 2 is called "mountain," and it consists of four days of mountaineering training and another four days of combat technique training. Army officials test this training with "combat patrol missions."
According to the U.S. Army, "Patrol missions are conducted both day and night and include Air Assault Operations and extensive cross country movements through mountainous terrain."