Few female Marines step forward for infantry

Few female Marines step forward for infantry


Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2012 | Kristia Wong


Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:45:12 PM by QT3.14



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Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September.


Only two of about 80 eligible female Marines have volunteered for the course — a grueling, three-month advanced regimen conducted at Quantico, Va., that was opened to women to research their performance.



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Of the two female volunteers, one washed out on the first day, along with 26 of the107 men, and the other dropped out two weeks later for medical reasons, a Marine Corps spokesman said.


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