Skip to comments.Lieutenant becomes first woman to lead Marine infantry platoon
Posted on 08/10/2018 8:37:00 AM PDT by Simon Green
First Lt. Marina Hierl has reportedly made history by becoming the first woman in the Marine Corps to lead an infantry platoon.
The 24-year-old is one of four platoon commanders in Echo Company, a group of 175 Marines and Navy sailors who were recently sent to northern Australia, The New York Times reported Thursday.
Hierl is one of two women to the 13-week Marines Corps Infantry Officer Course, according to the Times.
I wanted to do something important with my life, she told the newspaper. I wanted to be part of a group of people that would be willing to die for each other.
She is now leading a platoon of roughly 35 men for six months of training exercises in the Pacific, the Times reported.
Capt. Neal Jones, commanding officer of Echo Company, reportedly asked for Hierl to be assigned to his unit.
If youre the first to do something, that implies you have so many positive traits, Jones said. And thats not always the case when it comes to every lieutenant including myself.
Women have been eligible for combat roles in the military since 2013, when former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a ban.
Now there are 184,473 active-duty Marines, of whom 15,885 are women including 80 serving in previously restricted combat roles, the Times reported.
The newspaper noted that other Marines in Echo Company made what were described as sexist jokes when Hierl arrived, adding that the jokes have subsided as training continued.
Shes one of us, Lance Cpl. Kai Segura said of Hierl.
Maybe she can carry out an injured Soldier draped over her back I’m not sure but I kind of doubt it
Did the slimes call her .... or perhaps SHE made the call .....
The few, the proud, the aquamarines
I dont recommend this,
Wonder who she knows.
Yesterday’s post with 82 comments here:
I’ve seen this movie.
It doesn’t end well.................
Wonder how she would perform if she led a fighting Marine platoon against the Taliban. Hopefully no brave young men will have to die to answer the ultimate test of this politically correct experiment.
I wanted to do something important with my life,
Have kids, love them, raise them to become responsible adults. Probably too hard for some people.
Feminism kills in all kinds of deviant ways, and not just through physical death.
In any case, Kara Hultgreen is not available for comment.
Political correctness run amok. As an old time vet, women don’t belong on the front lines of battle or law enforcement!
Whatever. Do something useful, make 35 sammiches.
Addy Perez on 'Live PD' is hawt. And a former drill sergeant.
A dark day in the history of an American institution, the USMC infantry.
Trump has been president for over a year and a half. Why does this p.c. nonsense continue?
Don’t worry, Mattis will say something dramatic soon.
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