27 Apr '16, 5pm

Historic! CPT Kristen Griest is the first female #Infantry officer. #Ranger #RLTW #FollowMe

More women are expected to follow in her footsteps; the Army earlier this month announced that it had approved requests from 22 female cadets to enter as second lieutenants in the infantry and armor branches. Thirteen of the new officers will enter into the armor branch, the other nine will go infantry. After commissioning, the new officers must successfully complete branch-specific training before they will qualify as infantry and armor officers.

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/careers/army/offi...

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