"If you want a go-to person in your unit, you're going to pick someone who has been through a Ranger course because they know they can push themselves and they know what they can do," he said. • Reese Witherspoon to star in 'female American Sniper' Army Secretary John Mc Hugh said that the women's success proves that "every soldier, regardless of gender, can achieve his or her full potential".
"We owe soldiers the opportunity to serve successfully in any position where they are qualified and capable, and we continue to look for ways to select, train, and retain the best Soldiers to meet our Nation’s needs," he said in a statement.
Nate Snook, an Army public affairs specialist, said in some cases the course can take 7-8 months to complete.
Villanueva is also a Captain in the United States Army, in which he served as an Army Ranger and was decorated with a Bronze Star for valor.The 75th Ranger Regiment is a lethal, agile and flexible force, capable of conducting many complex, joint special operations missions.Today's Ranger regiment is the Army's premier direct-action raid force.More than one-third of would-be Rangers are eliminated within the first four days of Ranger School.Those that continue on face weeks of constant physical and mental examinations on limited rations and little sleep, trudging up mountains and through swamps.