28 Jun '14, 2pm

Q&A: Spc. Tinita Taylor, 1st woman to earn @USArmy Jungle Expert tab | By @MichelleTan32

About six months after opening, the Army’s Jungle Operations Training Course in Hawaii graduated its first female soldier. Spc. Tinita Taylor, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, earned her Jungle Expert tab June 9. Initial news of her accomplishment was greeted with kudos as well as some criticism from others who didn’t like her use of the term “warrior princess.” Army Times talked to Taylor, a signal support systems specialist, June 12 to share her story. Excerpts from the interview: Q. How did you end up at the Jungle Operations Training Course? A. I volunteered. I heard it was a new course, and I wanted to try it out. At first, my first sergeant and my commander told us we were going for 21 days, but we found out you only had to go for six to seven days, just learning the techniques of being in the jungle. So whe...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140628/NEWS/306280036/...

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