FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Three women who were cut from the Ranger School on Fort Benning last month are getting a second chance this week at the rigorous training.
Officials on the Army post confirmed to News Leader 9 that the three women passed the Ranger physical assessment and resumed training on Monday.
Only about 20 percent of those who start Ranger School go straight through without having to retake a portion they failed.
Aiming to be the first ever female Rangers, the three women were among the eight cut during the last round of Ranger training.
According to the Army Times, 195 students (all of them men) moved onto the mountain phase in Dahlonega, Ga. during that initial Ranger training with the females cut.
A total of 19 female and 381 male soldiers started this particular Ranger School on April 20. On average, about 45 percent of Ranger School students graduate overall.