Female soldier dropped from Ranger school in mountain phase for being pregnant

Soldiers participating in mountaineering training in the second phase of Ranger School, Camp Merrill, Ga., March, 2017. (Courtesy Photo)

A female soldier has reportedly been dropped from the Army’s rigorous Ranger School after it was discovered she was pregnant- and the father-to-be happened to be in the same course.

According to SOFREP, the conception took place before the two soldiers entered Ranger Class 07-18, with the pregnancy going undiscovered (through the initial “Darby Phase”) until the soldier had reached Mountain Phase, the second phase of the three-part course.

While initial reports abounding on social media said the female soldier and her lover were both kicked from the course, SOFREP reported that the male soldier has been allowed to continue, while the female soldier will be permitted to return at a later date.

While the Army has declined to comment on the matter, the alleged event would be a historic first for the prestigious Ranger School, albeit maybe not one that the Army would be particularly proud of.

Beginning in 1950, the 61-day Ranger training course has undergone multiple changes over the years. In 2015, women were allowed to partake in the course for the first time, with Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver taking the historic “first” tabbing rights in August of the same year.

In April 2017, the sixth female graduated Ranger school and became the first to hold both Ranger and Sapper tabs.

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