Woman who earned a U.S. Army Ranger tab has smashed another barrier and made history again

FORT BENNING, GA - AUGUST 21:  Capt. Kristen Griest smiles at the audience gathered during the graduation ceremony of the United States Army's Ranger School on August 21, 2015 at Fort Benning, Georgia . Griest and Haver are the first women ever to successfully complete the U.S. Army's Ranger School.  (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Griest is expected to graduate from the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course on Thursday and earn the right to wear the distinctive blue infantry cord, officials confirmed to Army Times.

“Like any other officer wishing to branch-transfer, Capt. Griest applied for an exception to Army policy to transfer from military police to infantry,” said Bob Purtiman, a spokesman for the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia. “Her transfer was approved by the Department of the Army and she’s now an infantry officer.”  Read More