Marines plan to train women as infantry officers

The Marines Corps announced that it plans to train women this summer in its infantry officer school at Quantico, VA. The Corps will study how the women perform in the combat course and results will be used to determine what additional combat-related jobs could be available for women in the Corps. More broadly it will shape future recommendations made by the Department of Defense to Congress about the combat exclusion policy that currently governs the jobs open to women in the armed forces.

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