Female Marine becomes first woman to pass infantry officer training

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A female UN Marine has become the first woman to complete the Corps’ notoriously gruelling infantry officer course, seeing off dozens of male candidates who failed the selection training.

The physical and mental tests include hikes carrying loads up to 69kg, swimming, obstacle courses, land navigation and weapons assembly. Typically a quarter of Marines who take part fail to make the grade.

Under former President Barack Obama, the US military opened all positions to women, including combat roles, for the first time in 2016 in a bid to make...


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Female Marine becomes first woman to pass infantry officer training


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