Thursday, September 21, 2017

Marine Corps will get its first female infantry officer

As long as the Marines did not reduce the requirements needed to fill this slot, and this woman met those standards, I have no problem with this. 
But, if the regs was slackened in order for a woman to pass then, then I got a big problem with it.
NY Post reports the few, the proud will soon have a female infantry officer – a historic first in the nearly 250-year history of the Marine Corps, according to a report.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, is expected to graduate Monday from the grueling Infantry Officer Course, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

The lieutenant completed live fire drills at Twentynine Palms, Calif., the final requirement of the three-week course that was opened on an experimental basis to women in 2012 and typically has a 25 percent washout rate.

She is expected to lead a platoon of about 40 infantry Marines in a service often regarded as the most resistant to full gender integration in the military.
Her class will mark its graduation with a traditional “warrior breakfast” in Quantico, Va., three officials with knowledge of the course told the paper.
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1 comment:

  1. Any bets she didn't meet the same criteria as other officer candidates? Look what they did at the military academies or at the Ranger School.