12 Aug '18, 11am

Meet the first female Marine to graduate IOC and lead an infantry platoon

A female Marine infantry officer made history in September 2017 when she became the first woman to graduate from the Marine Corps' backbreaking Infantry Officer Course. Now, she’s the first and only female leading an infantry platoon ― 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines' Echo Company, currently in northern Australia, according to The New York Times. The Corps has gone to great lengths to keep the identity of the Marine private. But now, her name has been released. First Lt. Marina A. Hierl is one of four platoon commanders of Echo Company, according to the Times. First female Marine to graduate from Infantry Officer Course The woman is expected to graduate on Sept. 25. By: Jeff Schogol The Times joined Hierl and Echo Company in Australia to give us an inside look at their training. Only one other woman has graduated IOC since Hierl. The second female graduated June 23 and was slat...

Full article: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2...

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