2 Graduating Rangers, Aware of Their Burden

Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Helene Cooper, writing for The New York Times:

“All three of these soldiers scored very high“ on peer assessments filed by other students, “and for us that spoke volumes,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Curtis Arnold, the top enlisted man in the training brigade that oversees Ranger School.

“You got fellow students writing in on peers: ‘Hey, they deserve another shot,’ ” he said. Some of the other students were even more emphatic, saying they began the course very skeptical the women could make it but quickly realized how wrong they had been.

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