Women Don’t Belong in Ranger School

Stephen Kilcullen at the Wall Street Journal: “Ninety-percent of our senior [infantry] officers are Ranger qualified,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently said. “If we determine that we’re going to allow women to go into infantry and be successful, they’re probably at some time going to have to go to Ranger School.” But does changing the fabric of the military culture to improve the odds of individual achievement make sense for the military? Do individuals serve the military or does the military serve them? Remember, this is an all-volunteer force.