Sgt. Margarita B. Valenzuela, rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, engages targets with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle during a three-day field exercise at the Verona Loop training area, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 3, 2014.
Marine Corps Says It Will Review Women-In-Combat Integration If Requested By Trump
The incoming Trump administration increases the chances that the decision on women in combat jobs will be reviewed and possibly changed.
U.S. Marine Recruits with B. Co., 1st Battalion, and O. Co., 4th Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, receive a class on U.S. Marine Corps history at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany, Ga., Oct. 7, 2016.
The Consequences Of Gender Segregation In Marine Boot Camp
The segregation of men and women at this most foundational level of indoctrination reinforces negative stereotypes about the abilities of servicewomen over their entire careers.
Drill instructors Sgt. Annasharon Baudet, left, and Staff Sgt. Charlotte Edwardson encourage Rct. Melanie Wolf to respond shortly after arriving July 14, 2014, at Parris Island, S.C.
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.
Then-Cpl. Frank Cala poses his his trophy after winning the pasta-themed third quarter Culinary Team of the Quarter competition at Mess Hall 411 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Oct. 18, 2011.
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.
Women Marines 4th Battalion
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.