CBS Eye on Veterans: Celebrating women making history during Women's History Month

Capt. Kristen Griest and Lt. Colonel Lisa Jaster made history in 2015 when they became two of the first women to become US Army Rangers.
By Connecting Vets

In this episode of CBS Eye on Veterans, we celebrate Women's History Month by sharing the stories of a few women who are making history.

Woman Warriors

In 2015 Capt. Kristen Griest, Lt Colonel Lisa Jaster and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver were the first three women to become US Army Rangers
(From Left) In 2015 Capt. Kristen Griest, Lt Colonel Lisa Jaster, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver were the first three women to complete US Army Ranger School. Photo by Paul Abell, AP

Capt. Kristen Griest

Capt. Kristen Griest made history in 2015 when she became one of the first women to graduate from US Army Ranger School

We talk with her about her youth, her first deployment to Afghanistan and how she earned a spot in Ranger School.  She explained how grueling it was and how at one point she was a few push-ups away from never making it to the end.  We also hear from another soldier who went through the course with her and he explains what a true badass she was in the field.

Lt. Colonel Lisa Jaster

Lt. Colonel Lisa Jaster made history in 2015 when she became one of the first female Army Rangers

Lt. Colonel Lisa Jaster was a Major in the Army Reserves when she started Ranger School. Older than most of the others, she describes how she finished the grueling training and offers lessons on the 3 Cs’ of leadership. 

More than just one of the first women to complete the difficult military training, Lt Colonel Lisa Jaster, also explains how women in the military are more than just a label and why the hashtag #deletetheadjective is a mantra that can inspire us all.

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