Barrows passes Army Ranger School


Geurin Barrows, a 2015 Slippery Rock University graduate with a bachelor's degree in criminology and who earned a commission as a second lieutenant as a member of the U.S. Army ROTC at SRU, recently graduated from the U.S. Army's Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Ranger School is an intense 61-day combat leadership course oriented toward small-unit tactics and has been called the toughest combat course in the world. The school tests soldiers' stamina, mental toughness and knowledge of tactical fundamentals. The program prepares soldiers in combat arms, as rangers' primary mission is to engage in close combat and direct-fire battles.

Barrows has been assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.