Kristen Greist & Shaye Haver
For the first time in history, two women graduated from the United States Army Ranger school this year. Kristen Greist and Shaye Haver were among 20 other women and 381 when they started the program. In the end, that number drastically decreased to 2 women and 94 men. Army Ranger training is notorious for being one of the most grueling programs in the armed forces. As part of their physical fitness test, they had to complete 49 pushups, 59 sit-ups, and a 5-mile run all in 40 minutes. They also had to a swim test, a land navigation test, a 12-mile foot march in three hours, several obstacle courses, four days of military mountaineering, three parachute jumps, four air assaults on helicopters, and 27 days of mock combat patrols (along with other tests).