Marines Women in Service Review
The U.S. Marine Corps is looking to integrate women into its MOS schools as a part of its Women in Service Review study (CREDIT: afemalemarine.com).

Seven New Marine MOS Schools Open to Women

The additional schools come as a part of the Marine Corps 'Women in Service Review' study, an effort to increase female numbers for ground combat.

In an effort to successfully integrate women within the ground combat element as a part of the Women in Service Review, the U.S. Marine Corps have opened up seven new specialty schools to female graduates.

According to the Marine Corps Times:

A total of seven new military occupational specialty schools are opening to female Marines. For the first time, female graduates of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., will be able to volunteer for MOS training in the following specialties:

  • 0331 Machine Gunner
  • 0341 Mortarman
  • 0351 Infantry Assaultman
  • 0352 Anti-Tank Missileman
  • 1812 M1A1 Tank Crewman
  • 1833 Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewmember
  • 0811 M60A1 Tank Crewman

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“As we continue to broaden opportunities for female Marines, we will not lower our standards, and we will not sacrifice the high combat readiness that America demands of her Marines,” Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Amos wrote in a March 2014 letter. “Those MOSs that are deemed ready will be opened as soon as possible. Should our research efforts conclude that we should not open a particular MOS or occupational field, we will pursue an exception to the current policy with Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense.”

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