US Marine Corps to See First Woman Infantry Officer Join Ranks

(Sputnik) – A female officer is expected to graduate the US Marine Corps’ onerous 13-week Infantry Officer Course (IOC) on Monday, for the first time in the unit’s 250-year-long history. The officer, whose name hasn’t yet been disclosed, has already completed the final graded stage of the course alongside her male peers, US military officials confirmed to The Washington Post. She is one of the four female Marine officers who volunteered and attempted the course after ground combat specialties were opened to women last year in April. The course, seen as one of the most difficult and also one of the most resistant to full gender integration in the military, first opened Read More

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