Ten women have graduated from the Marine Corps infantry training course, just weeks after the first three women completed the program.
Ten women have graduated from the Marine Corps infantry training course, just weeks after the first three women completed the program.

10 More Women Complete Marines Infantry Training

Ten women have graduated from the Marine Corps infantry training course, just weeks after the first three women completed the program.

Ten women have graduated from the Marine Corps infantry training course, just weeks after the first three women completed the program as part of a Defense Department study on using women in certain military specialties.

The women trained at Echo Company, Infantry Training Battalion, at Camp Geiger, N.C., which houses the School of Infantry East.

Though the Marine Corps said they want to send 300 women through the battalion by fall 2014, women won’t be assigned to infantry occupational specialties until at least 2015.

The 59-day training course includes a grueling series of hikes with Marines carrying a 90-pound combat load, as well as a Combat Fitness test and the Physical Fitness Test.

Read more at: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20131219/NEWS/312190031/10-more-women-graduate-from-Marine-Corps-enlisted-infantry-training

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