Training course preps women to be Rangers

By Dawn Arden
Assistant editor

Fort Leonard Wood female Soldiers striving to become one of the first Ranger-qualified females now have a training course structured specifically to help with their quest.

The pre-Ranger course, conducted by the 787th Military Police Battalion, is the brainchild of the battalion’s command sergeant major, according to Capt. Christopher Riggs, Company F, 787th MP Bn. commander.

According to Riggs, it was Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa Duncan’s, 787th MP Bn. command sergeant major, vision to ensure the females who wanted to compete for the Ranger tab would have the physical abilities and skill sets needed.

“The pre-Ranger (course) conducted at the 787th MP Bn. will prepare candidates to complete the Ranger Training Assessment Course at Fort Benning, Georgia,” Riggs said. “The RTAC is being conducted now through March. If candidates complete that assessment, they will be given a slot…     Read More...