"Half of the female soldiers who entered the first co-ed class of U.S. Army Ranger School have completed the first week of the traditionally all-male course.
Eight out of 16 female soldiers completed the Ranger Assessment Phase, or RAP week. On the male side, 184 males out of 380 finished RAP.
"This is an overall success rate of 48 percent (48.3 percent for men and 42.1 percent for women) for RAP week and within historic norms for the Ranger course," according to an April 23 Fort Benning, Ga., press release.
A total of 19 women showed up to take part in the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade's first co-ed Ranger course Monday at Fort Benning, but three failed to pass the Ranger Physical Fitness Assessment, a requirement to enter Ranger School.
The remaining 192 males and females now have 57 days to go to complete the physically and mentally punishing infantry course." ... See MoreSee Less