14 Apr '17, 5pm

Polatchek makes history by becoming the first female Marine Tank Officer

In another first for the Marine Corps, 2nd Lt. Lillian Polatchek graduated at the top of her class from the Army’s Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course, making her the Corps' first female tank officer. “I’m just sort of looking at it as another Marine graduating from this course,” Polatchek described her accomplishment in a Defense Department video. She will now serve with the 2 nd Tank Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Polatchek’s graduating class contained 67 students, five of whom were Marines, a Defense Department news story says.She graduated as a candidate for distinguished honors on April 12 at Fort Benning, Georgia. The five-month long course teaches prospective tank officers fundamentals, tactics, and any basic armor knowledge that they will need to safely and efficiently operate a tank. First and only female tank officer in the @USMC graduates at the top o...

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