“You Can Be My Ranger Buddy Any Day”: Earning Respect In Ranger School at 37

Lisa A. (Peplinski) Jaster
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MAJ Lisa (Peplinski) Jaster graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2000 as an Engineer Officer. After tours in Iraq and Afghanistan she left the Army, and several years later she joined the Army Reserves. At 37 years old, she accepted the opportunity to go to Ranger School. In this interview, she talks about her motivation to attend West Point and Ranger School, and about the support her family provided. She describes the mental difficulty she overcame when she recycled while the other two women continued on, and earning respect from fellow students and cadre.

VIDEO DETAILS

topics Women in Service Camaraderie Teamwork Morale
interviewer David Siry
date 29 April 2016

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

name Lisa A. (Peplinski) Jaster
institution USMA
graduation year 2000
service Engineer
unit 92nd Engineer Battalion
service dates 2000
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