Congresswoman congratulates U.S. Military’s first female infantry officer

Capt. Kristen Griest waits at Lawson Airfield for the Airborne Assault exercise to begin during U.S. Army's Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., April 25, 2015. Robin Trimarchi/Ledger-Enquirer/AP Photo

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro wants to congratulate Captain Kristen Griest for becoming the first female infantry officer in the U.S. Military.

“Captain Griest continues to blaze new paths for women in the U.S. military and I could not be prouder of her achievements,” Congresswoman DeLauro said in a statement to News 8

Griest is a native of Orange, which is located in Connecticut’s third congressional district, the district Congresswoman DeLauro represents.

“Last summer when she became one of the first two women in history to complete Army Ranger School, Captain Griest said that she would keep reaching higher,” DeLauro said.

DeLauro said she “did just that upon graduating from the Maneuver Captains Career Course” and that Griest has a promising career ahead.



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