If you’ve followed the progress of the Army’s female Ranger candidates at all on social media, then you’ve likely noticed a great deal of criticism directed at the women, as well as the Army’s Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Amid claims that standards were lowered, Maj. Jim Hathaway, the Ranger Training Brigade executive officer, took to Facebook to push back.
“No matter what we at Ranger School say the non-believers will still be non-believers. We could have invited each of you to guest walk the entire course, and you would still not believe, we could have video recorded every patrol and you would still say that we “gave” it away. Nothing we say will change your opinion. I and the rest of our cadre are proud of the conduct of our soldiers, NCOs and officers, they took the mission assigned and performed to the Ranger Standard. Rangers Lead the Way!!!!!”