Four Female Marines Set to Graduate From Infantry Training Battalion

Business Insider snags an Instagram pic of the first four women Marines to complete the requirements of the Infantry Training Battalion:

I know there must be some lesson here about how social media changes our view of world events, but I’m not sure what that is.

Anyway, congratulations to them and may the naysayers choke on some foot tonight.

This Thursday the Marines will graduate from my alma mater, the School of Infantry in Camp Geiger, North Carolina.

UPDATE: CNN reports that one of the four women recently incurred an injury that precludes her completion of the final Combat Fitness Test required to graduate. The final CFT is considered a formality because Marines are required to pass an initial CFT upon entering the Infantry Training Battalion. The fourth Marine will be allowed to graduate after she heals and completes the final CFT.


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