Ranger Training Assessment Course (RTAC) will open its doors to female soldiers for the first time this coming February. While the issue of placing female soldiers in front line, Tier 1 combat units has not been approved, allowing females into RTAC is what some seem to think will be the first step. What needs to be understood here is even if a female soldier successfully graduates RTAC, and then moves on to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP), they are by no means, a Ranger. All they would be authorized to wear is the Ranger tab, not the regimental scroll on their uniform or the distinctive tan beret.
A female soldier, at this time, is not allowed to serve in a Tier 1 combat unit like the 75th Ranger Regiment. For that to happen, there would need to be a change in the existing law to allow a female into those units. The tab on the uniform without the 75th Ranger Regiment scroll just means the soldier in question completed the course and has a basic understanding of what it takes to be a Ranger.
From the following article, it would appear that there are already some modifications being considered to the course to accept female soldiers. This was a concern for Rangers as to them, any modification to the existing training regime would not uphold the standards of the unit.
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