19 Apr '12, 5am

Marine Corps to open officer infantry school to women:

Related Female Marines aim to blend in, but be visible enough to set an example Soldiers downrange support idea of women in combat but question how it would play out on the front lines More combat opportunities for women, but still no infantry A Marine lieutenant undergoes training in the Corps' Infantry Officers Course. The course will enroll its first female students this year. Joey Chavez/U.S. Marine Corps The Marine Corps school that produces infantry combat officers will enroll its first-ever female students this year, Marine Corps Times reported. The Corps is soliciting volunteers, so the number of women who will attend the Infantry Officers Course in Quantico, Va., is not yet known. Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Corps’ assistant commandant, told Marine Corps Tmes that enlisted women also will have the opportunity to attend infantry training soon. The Defense Department o...

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