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Another Crack in the Glass Ceiling for Women in the Military

| Aug. 13, 2018

THIS WEEK, the Marine Corps publicly acknowledged a first in its history: First Lieutenant Marina A. Hierl is leading an infantry platoon. She is the first woman to do so in Marine Corps history, a ground-breaking achievement for a military branch that once forcefully opposed allowing women in combat. Hierl is only one of two women to pass the Corps' rigorous combat evaluations course (37 women have attended), and the first to lead a platoon....

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For Academic Citation: Kayyem, Juliette.“Another Crack in the Glass Ceiling for Women in the Military.” The Boston Globe, August 13, 2018.

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Juliette Kayyem