Kate Germano is a 20-year veteran of the Marine Corps. She is a vocal advocate for an end to gender bias and lowered expectations for female performance and conduct. She is married with three cats and three chickens. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Service Women's Action Network or the United States government.
Recent articles from Kate Germano
Joining the Military
Recruiting More Women Into The Marine Corps Is Only Half The Solution
The Marine Corps’ high attrition rate for female recruits at boot camp isn’t a woman problem, it’s an accountability problem among recruiters.
The Marine On Hell’s Kitchen’s Problem With Female Marines Started At Boot Camp
Sgt. Frank Cala’s derogatory comments toward female Marines are no surprise given the culture of gender bias that starts at Marine Corps boot camp.
The Marine Corps Doesn’t Have The Data To Validate The Status Quo For Women
Lt. Col. Kate Germano argues that the Marine Corps refuses to integrate boot camp, but lacks the data to justify why.