"The Army announced Wednesday it was officially opening future Ranger School classes to all qualified personnel, regardless of gender." http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/army-opens-ranger-school-to-women/ar-AAdSrmH Makes me wonder as the current requirement (i.e. "qualified" equals "meeting requirement") for Ranger school (as of today) excludes most female soldiers. "Prerequisites: ENLISTED and OFFICER PERSONNEL: Ranger Training is available on a voluntary basis only for Soldiers of all MOS/CMF, but is limited to Soldiers whom the Direct Ground Combat Rule applies as outlined in AR 600-13 Paragraph 1-12A." AR 600-13, paragraph 1-12A "The Army assignment policy for female soldiers allows women to serve in any officer or enlisted specaility or position except in those specialities, positions, or units (battalion size or smaller) which are assinged a routine mission to engage in direct combat, or which collocate routinely with units assinged a direct combat mission."