For the First Time in Marine Corps History, Woman Leads an Infantry Platoon

For the First Time in Marine Corps History, Woman Leads an Infantry Platoon

For the first time in U.S. Marine Corps history, a woman is now in charge of an infantry platoon.

Last year, Lt. Marina A. Hierl became the first woman to complete the Infantry Officer Course at Quantico, Virginia. The Washington Post reports the 24-year-old leads about 35 men in the Third Platoon of the 4th Marines’ Echo Company, Second Battalion, which is currently in North Australia for training.

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