12 Sep '18, 11pm

Female infantry Marine booted for fraternization: 'I really want to move on'

The Marine Corps ‘ efforts to integrate women into infantry units has hit a snag: Cpl. Remedios Cruz will exit military service after pleading guilty to fraternization. The 1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, will be the last stop for one of the first women to serve in an infantry unit. The former sergeant lost rank as part of a plea deal to avoid a court-martial on charges of fraternization, adultery and accessory to larceny. “The biggest mistakes I’ve made in the infantry were from my personal relationships,” she told The New York Times for an interview published Wednesday. “I really want to move on.” SEE ALSO: Army punishes 82nd Airborne leader over affair with female infantry private Cpl. Cruz , who enlisted in 2013 as a supply clerk, is waiting to hear whether she will receive an other-than-honorable discharge by the commanding general of 2nd M...

Full article: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/12/remedios...

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