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Identities of 2 women who passed Army Ranger training revealed

FORT BENNING, GA - APRIL 20: U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Griest (R) participates in training at the U.S. Army Ranger School April 20, 2015 at Fort Benning, Georgia. U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver were the first female soldiers to graduate from Ranger School. (Photo by Scott Brooks/U.S. Army via Getty Images)

First Lt. Kristen Griest, 26, and Capt. Shave Haver, 25, have been identified as the groundbreaking soldiers who became the first women to ever complete training for the elite U.S. Army Rangers. The grueling training program spanned 120 days and kicked off with 19 women and 381 men. Griest and Haver were the only two women to outlast the regimen along with 94 men. Both of the women are graduates of West Point. Haver was a cross-country runner in high school, where one of her classmates was Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. She was able to attend West Point through an ROTC scholarship. Griest graduated with distinguished honors in December from a Rangers preparatory class. Both are still unable to serve with the Rangers until, at the earliest, later this year when the Defense Department makes a final call on integrating women.

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.

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