Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first two women to graduate from the U.S. Army’s grueling Ranger School. Griest and Haver spoke at press conference Thursday about their achievement. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports.
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These two women, who are the 1st to pass the rigorous training of US Army Ranger training, by their own male classmates were called “studs”. More than a few women have tried to go through Ranger School, none have passed before these two. On a personal and professional note, for those who don’t know me, know this, that one of my early mentors professionally was a woman, the VP of Finance a tough as nails boss who was extremely competent and she really helped me professionally with her guidance and advice, I will never be able to pay her back for that. So in the spirit of paying it forward I’ve always supported the mentoring of women for higher level positions. Gentlemen, I am going to ask you that you do likewise in my efforts While I will always for the most competent person, if that person is a woman, do your best to help them be capable enough to fill the future positions.