The Marines Finally Have A Female Infantry Officer, Look At The Grueling Process This Marine Went Through

The United States Marine Corps is one of the hardest branches of the American military. Their training camp is infamous for being so severe, break more bones there than up any of alternate branches of the military. Essentially, in case you're a Marine, you're a rebel. Now, a female Marine turned into the first lady to finish the thorough Infantry Officer Course (IOC). Arriving wasn't simple. Here are every one of the obstacles she needed to overcome to become a trailblazer.

President Obama championed the change.

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Obama said, “Today, the Defense Department is taking another historic step forward by opening up the remaining 10 percent of military positions, including combat roles, to women… Women who can meet the high standards required will have new opportunities to serve… Together, we’re going to make sure our military remains the finest fighting force in the history of the world, worthy of all our patriots who serve — men and women.”

The first female Marines graduated in 2016.

April 2016 was a revolutionary year. Two women passed from the infantry training and started working with the Marines’ combat battalion. One of them is a rifleman, and another one is a machine gunner, they asked for. There were no other female officers.

Enter GI Jane.

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A lieutenant — who made a request to stay anonymous — finished the difficult Infantry Officer Course to be a first-ever female officer in the Marines. This real GI Jane persisted trials we can’t envision.