A Big First Is Coming for Marine Corps

posted by Evann Gastaldo - 

A big first for the Marine Corps: It will likely soon have its first female infantry officer. 

The unnamed lieutenant is expected to graduate Monday from the Corps' Infantry Officer Course, three military officials tell the Washington PostShe is the first of three dozen women who've attempted it to pass the course, considered by many to be the toughest military training of all. 

On Wednesday, she and her male colleagues completed the final graded requirement of the 13-week program, a three-week combat exercise held in California. Most of the course takes place in Quantico, Va., and that's where a celebratory "warrior breakfast" will be held Monday.

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