Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Congratulates First Female Rangers

Summer 2015

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States offers congratulations to the two female soldiers who are graduating today from the Army Ranger School.

This tremendous feat is the first time in history that women have finished the difficult Army course. As Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh stated, “this course has proven that every Soldier, regardless of gender, can achieve his or her full potential.”

JWV commends the Army for opening up this path to women, and proving that men and women can be held to the same high standards regardless of gender. We also applaud the Navy for moving toward opening SEAL teams to women who can pass the demanding training.

This is only the first step to increase our society’s acceptance of women in military roles that are traditionally held by men. It is essential that women and men in the military are held to the same standards.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is one of oldest active veterans’ organizations in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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