West Point graduates asking Army to release Oklahoma congressman’s military records

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WASHINGTON – An Oklahoma congressman, who asked the Army for the records of two women who became the first female graduates of Ranger School, may soon find his military records will be released to the public.

Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver are the first female soldiers to graduate from the school for the special operations unit.

This was the first year the Army opened the course to women on a trial basis.

In a letter to outgoing Army Secretary John McHugh, Rep. Steve Russell, a representative from Oklahoma, asked McHugh to produce documents revealing the women’s test scores, evaluations, injuries, pre-training and more. 

The Army has repeatedly said that Haver and Griest were required to perform the same requirements of their male counterparts at Ranger School.

Russell says he wanted to view their records because he heard that they received special treatment.

Now, a group of female West Point graduates are asking the Army to turn over Russell’s records, which date back from the 1980s, according to Stars and Stripes.