Odierno emphasized that the Army has not changed the standards for Ranger School.
“We have not changed the standards, and we’re not going to,” he said. “It’s a school that’s important, and over time we’ve developed specific standards for it, and we think those are important, and we have maintained those. And, frankly, in all the conversations I’ve had, the women don’t want us to change the standards. I think as long as we do that, that’s the right way to go about this.”