Captain Kristen Griest, Army Ranger. She is one of two women to have graduated from Army Ranger School and also was the first female Army infantry officer in the U.S.
"I never actually thought anything was going to be too difficult that it was worth leaving the course."
"I was thinking really of future generations of women that I would like them to have that opportunity so I had that pressure on myself. And not letting people down that I knew believed in me, people that were supporting me."
NPR, Photo via NYT