Delete the Adjective
When you delete your adjectives, who are you?
Most people limit themselves to their labels. They embrace barriers based on the box that society puts them in. But your adjectives aren’t your destiny.
In Delete the Adjective: A Soldier’s Adventures in Ranger School, Lisa Jaster proves your merit should always trump your labels. Lisa didn’t confine herself to the adjectives of “middle-aged” or “female.” Instead, she became one of the first three women to graduate from the United States Army Ranger program. For those six months in the program, her adjectives didn’t matter. What mattered was that she slept on the same forest ground as her peers (typically twenty-three-year-old men on active duty). She ran the same mock missions and battle drills. She demonstrated the fortitude of a Ranger.
Delete the Adjective relives Lisa’s experiences, written in the field notebook every student in Ranger School carries. Throughout the Ranger course, Lisa proved that mettle breaks down any barriers society might place on you.
Press & Praise
In Delete the Adjective, Lieutenant Colonel Lisa Jaster shares her journey to become one of the first women to graduate from Army Ranger school—an accomplishment that demanded incredible bravery and resilience. This book will inspire so many other women to push past gender stereotypes and go after their goals.
As a Ranger School graduate and former Special Forces Sergeant Major, I'm proud to know Lisa Jaster and respect her approach to maintaining the standard. In a world of political discord, the preparation of our war fighters should never be politicized. Her distilled experience is what's needed in a world of noise.
In Delete the Adjective, Lisa shares her incredible journey in a very humbling way. Those of us in the military can appreciate what a historic accomplishment this is. For me, I thought jumping out of airplanes was a huge breakthrough. I was awestruck when my niece started flying A-10s in the Air Force. When Lisa and her cohorts graduated from Ranger school, on their own merit, I was so proud and impressed that she continued to open the doors of opportunity for generations to come. I'm so grateful Lisa invested the time to write this page-turner for everyday Americans.