First female enlisted soldier graduates Army Ranger School

Staff Sergeant Amanda F. Kelley (Facebook)

The US Army has finally gotten a female enlisted soldier through Ranger School, three years after opening the course to women.

29-year-old Staff Sergeant Amanda Kelley is scheduled to earn her Ranger Tab today during a ceremony at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The South Carolinian is an Electronic Warfare Technician from the 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade, having previously served in South Korea for 24 months before taking on a nine-month deployment to Iraq. Returning stateside in March of this year, she embarked for Ranger School a few months ago.

While Kelley is the first enlisted soldier to graduate, she is the twelfth female soldier to do so- the other eleven were officers.

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