First African American Woman Graduates from US Army Ranger School

Nicole Rojas
May 2, 2019 - 5:00
First African American Woman Graduates from US Army Ranger School

Sergeant 1st Class Janina Simmons became the first female African American soldier to graduate from US Army Ranger School on Friday, April 26. Simmons completed the 62-day training course and will join more than a dozen women in wearing the coveted black and gold Ranger tab, WBBM radio first reported. The 29-year-old, who is based out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, told the station that graduating was a “surreal” feeling. “I'm humbled to be here… 62 days...

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